Hello community! My 7th grader is in the process of being diagnosed with autism, we are certain at this point. I also have a 16-year-old and a 9-year-old whom I need help explaining everything to. How do I tell them to treat him differently without treating him differently? How do I tell them and teach them that yes he's different but he's not less, you need to give him some Grace with certain situations that he probably doesn't have the same control over that you do, at the same time treating them and him with respect? I'm really struggling with the right words without confusing them more and making the situation worse because before we suspected there was lots of build up of animosity over his supposed attitude towards us and treatment of his siblings, though now we know it was unintentional. I can't take back this last year of arguments and animosity. How do I explain that to them?

Posted by mommaheid050912 at 2022-03-17 18:34:13 UTC