Hello!! New here .. my name is RaNae and a mom to 2 boys (one with severe autism, 24) and bonus mom to 1 more amazing boy (23) who has ASD. Been at this for many years, was lucky enough to work in different special needs class room for 10 years. I've known my bonus son for 6 years now. I've tried to get to know him, show him love in different ways as I was aware of his situation. I've tried to put him at ease and gain his trust. Long story. But because he doesn't like his biological mom, he has put me in the same category as her. He has said he doesn't like me, or trust me, he says he won't do anything I've ask and he knows what he's doing. He has mentioned loneliness, anxiety, depression and even taking his own life..(which scares me!!) I don't take it personally but how do I break through the defense mode barriers so we can help him?? Thank you!!!

Posted by ranae.montague at 2023-07-20 00:48:59 UTC