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When must I consider behaviour as manipulation and when as a melt-down? When must I consider behaviour as manipulation and when as a melt-down?
It may be very hard to determine if the behaviour of a child with Asperger's in just a way to manipulate others or a real melt down. Even if you experience these issues on a regular basis, it may still be have to tell the difference. There are a few clues that you should look for that can give you some insight into the nature of the melt down. The following are things that can help you decide: keep reading

How can we get our son to understand his responsibility when his choices are not good? He will always blame someone else when things go wrong for him, although he had a clear choice to prevent the problem from happening. How can we get our son to understand his responsibility when his choices are not good? He will always blame someone else when things go wrong for him, although he had a clear choice to prevent the problem from happening.
There is a huge difference between knowing something is wrong and doing it anyway and doing something that you do not know is wrong. Taking responsibility for your actions makes all the difference in the way that people look at you in the future. Your son will have to be responsible for his actions more and more as time progresses. Helping him to understand his actions and giving consequences for his actions are very important to the process to change these negative behaviors into positive ones. The following are things that you can do to make your son responsible for his actions: keep reading

How can I get my grandson interested in learning the basics in reading and spelling? How can I get my grandson interested in learning the basics in reading and spelling?
Reading and spelling are very important in our lives. The basics are established early in our learning but used over a lifetime. It is important that your grandson understand the importance of learning and grasping these skills now so that he has them mastered in the future. The following are ways that you can get your grandson interested in reading and spelling: keep reading

Can you give me ideas for diet intake--he is unwilling to eat family meals. Can you give me ideas for diet intake--he is unwilling to eat family meals.
It is very important that your son receives a balance of healthy foods every day. When he doesn't eat, it can affect his ability to focus and participate in daily activities in and outside of school. There are a number of factors that can contribute to this issue so you and your son need to work together to find the cause of this issue. The following can help with your son's diet issues: keep reading

My 17 yo Aspie daughter has absolutely no ambition--how do I motivate her to live life? My 17 yo Aspie daughter has absolutely no ambition--how do I motivate her to live life?
Motivation is something that is hard for some kids to get going in their lives. A part of the reason may be that they are unsure of themselves and do not exactly know how to express these feelings to others in a way that can be understood easily. Good parents like you identify this issue and try to find a solution. The following are tips that can help you get your daughter motivated: keep reading

Will I ever understand how my 7yr old grandson sees the world? Will I ever understand how my 7yr old grandson sees the world?
It is very difficult for someone who does not have Asperger's to understand how a person with Asperger's sees the world. They are very black and white in their thinking and self-centered thinkers. Spending a lot of time with your grandson may help you get some understanding of what his life is like. Try the following to try to see the world from his eyes: keep reading

How to help a child with asperger's syndrome who is unable to retain what he has learnt? How to help a child with asperger's syndrome who is unable to retain what he has learnt?
It sounds like you child has a reading comprehension problem that is preventing him from understanding what he reads. It could also be that your child has a secondary condition known as LD or learning disabled. You should check with the special education director at the school to determine if a reevaluation is necessary to determine if this is the cause. Retaining information can be handled in pretty much the same way in either case. You may consider the following to help your child retain what he learns: keep reading

How do I keep breakdowns from happening when my child doesn't get his way? How do I keep breakdowns from happening when my child doesn't get his way?
When a child with Asperger's has a breakdown it can really leave parents upset and confused about the reason behind the behavior. These breakdowns can happen at any given time with our without any warning. If your child has meltdowns because he does not get his way, you will have to find ways to change this behavior. The following are things that you can do to prevent breakdowns from happening: keep reading

How to help him start friendships? How to help him start friendships?
Friendships are very important to your child's development. In many cases, children with Asperger's have social deficits that prevent them from interacting with others. Parents can do things to help their child start friendships, including: keep reading

How do you know the difference between being Aspergers or being naughty? How do you know the difference between being Aspergers or being naughty?
Behaviors displayed from children with Asperger's can be very challenging and difficult to understand. The first thing that you can do to determine if the behavior is Asperger's or naughty behavior is to talk to your child's doctor to determine if these behaviors coexist or are comorbid conditions that exist along with his or her Asperger's. Comorbid conditions can exist as a result of other medications that you take to manage the side effects of Asperger's. Conditions such as anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and depression are just a few conditions that can cause your child to act out and display negative behaviors. keep reading

How do my husband and I find some middle ground in handling our bright 8 year old with Aspergers? How do my husband and I find some middle ground in handling our bright 8 year old with Aspergers?
Parenting can be very hard when it comes to handling issues with children. In some cases, parents can be either the good guy or the bad guy to their children, further causing issues in their parenting responsibilities. Although no one really knows what to expect when it comes to parenting, they do their best to make sure that their child receives the structure and upbringing that they need. Parents must stick together when it comes to handling their children. keep reading

How to deal with a 14 year old child that knows she is different because she has Aspergers but does not want to be different? How to deal with a 14 year old child that knows she is different because she has Aspergers but does not want to be different?
Being different can be very hard for a teenager to handle. Their minds have to handle many things as they try to find themselves and having Asperger's can make them stand out even more. She needs support and help understanding what she is going through just as others around her struggle to understand how she acts and thinks. keep reading

How to understand how they think and how their brain works in different situations. How to understand how they think and how their brain works in different situations.
Understanding the mind of a child with Asperger's can be very difficult to understand. To begin, they have what is known as theory of mind, which means they are only interested in their own thoughts and feelings because they lack empathy. They also require a great deal of structure or they may suffer anxiety attacks or meltdowns. They may also lack social skills that are needed in relationships and interactions with others. They do have special interests and talents that they are generally very interested in showing off to others. All of this information may seem like a lot, but this is what a child with Asperger's deals with on a daily basis. You may want to consider the following to better help you understand how the child thinks in various situations. keep reading

How to motivate my child regarding school (to go there, to want to learn to read and write) How to motivate my child regarding school (to go there, to want to learn to read and write)
Motivating your child to attend school or even leave the house to attend school can be quite a task. He or she may have a variety of reasons why school is of no interest, but your child must attend school. Luckily, you have a few options that you can choose from, including: keep reading

How can I teach empathy to my child? How can I teach empathy to my child?
Empathy is one of the hardest things to teach a child with Asperger's. They may come off as mean and cold-hearted to someone who does not know that they have Asperger's. The lack of empathy makes it very hard for your child to build and maintain personal relationships with others. There is help. You can use the following to teach your child empathy: keep reading

How do you deal with the aggressive violent anger issues? How do you deal with the aggressive violent anger issues?
Aggressive behavior is one of the many issues that children with Asperger's may have. They can go from being very calm and end up becoming very violent and aggressive for a number of different reasons. For those who have to witness this behavior or are on the receiving end of this type of behavior there is help. keep reading

Independence and how to achieve it.   I have a 28 year old. Help! Independence and how to achieve it. I have a 28 year old. Help!
Independence is important for every individual. Parents want what is best for their children and independence is one of the most important things that they want for them. Parents of children with Asperger's have a great deal of decisions and issues to consider as they try to help their children become their own person in society. keep reading

Do we require them to do homework for topics they are not interested in? Do we require them to do homework for topics they are not interested in?
The answer to this question all depends on the school and the teacher. Generally the students are required to either complete homework on a specific topic or they are allowed to choose a topic from a list with variety. For example, the teacher may ask all of the students to write a paper about becoming a teacher or he or she may ask the students to write about a career that interests him or her. Assuming a child is receiving special education services through the school, he or she may or may not have information written in the IEP that allows for certain accommodations or modifications to his or her curriculum. Start there to determine if the child can modify the homework assignment given by the teacher and complete and alternative assignment instead. keep reading

How do we teach our daughter good hygiene habits? How do we teach our daughter good hygiene habits?
Children generally master good hygiene habits by the age of 6, but with children with Asperger's, it may take longer. The problem is that many children with Asperger's have sensory issues that prevent them from practicing good hygiene habits. For example, certain smells, tastes, textures, etc. may prevent them from feeling comfortable using certain hygiene products. keep reading

What is the most important in aiding in the development of social skills for middle school ages with aspergers? What is the most important in aiding in the development of social skills for middle school ages with aspergers?
Using pictures is a great way to help a child with Asperger's understand social skills. Many children with Asperger's rely heavily on visual aids to help them in their daily interactions. Social stories are one of the best ways to teach social skills to your child, and the two of you can create your own social stories if you like. keep reading

An interview with Marc Lazar (Aspiritech) - MP3 Audio and PDF Transcript
An interview with Marc Lazar (Aspiritech) - MP3 Audio and PDF Transcript An interview with Marc Lazar (Aspiritech) - MP3 Audio and PDF Transcript . . . keep reading

69 Survival Tips for Parents of Children with Asperger's
69 Survival Tips for Parents of Children with Asperger's "69 Survival Tips for Parents of Children with Asperger's". Gives you answers to tricky questions like "What really causes aggressive behavior?" . . . . . . keep reading

How to Cope with Meltdowns
How to Cope with Meltdowns A short punchy 38 page report packed tight with practical ideas to finally cope with meltdowns. It's a collaboration with Aussie mum and expert on Autism Spectrum Difference Kerri Stocks. You'll discover: . . . keep reading

Parenting Asperger's Resource Guide Volume 4
Parenting Asperger's Resource Guide Volume 4 I've taken the 38 most common questions from the recent survey at Parenting Asperger's (maybe you completed it?) and answered them for you . . . . . . keep reading

8 year old with Autism (Asperger's) talks about his feelings
8 year old with Autism (Asperger's) talks about his feelings After eating we sat at the table & talked with Jayde, 8 years old with Asperger's, about some of the things that bother him. This is a short clip from that talk. Visit my blog www.adventuresinaspergers.com or check us out on facebook www.facebook.com/aspieadventures . . . keep reading

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