Hello everyone. I have a 13 yr old daughter diagnosed with Asperger’s. She is slowly coming out of defense mode and she is doing much better in school and at home. However, She still has difficulty with socialization. Like simple things such as eye contact, greeting people, being polite and so on. I find myself telling her what to do all the time because she does not do it. “Say hello to your unce” “say thank you” and so on. I have had conversations about it and let her do her own thing, but if it was up to her, she would prefer to continue to isolate herself and not go initiate social interaction. I mean, I don’t want to force her, but do I continue to encourage to do these things? How do I go about introducing this topic to her, in a non judgement way? Again, I don’t want to force and it is not about what I want but what she wants, however we can all agree that social skills are very important. I heard someone say practice practice practice!

Posted by gloribeljm at 2024-02-28 02:09:20 UTC