Hi -- I have not had a chance to get into my course yet but will hopefully later this week when one of my three sons is away at camp... My oldest son -- nearly 16 -- has Asperger's as well as ADHD. One of his favorite modes of engagement is to antagonize. He loves to cross the line... It is almost as if he is a comedian who loves to do things that will cause tension or friction... for example, if he hugs me he will always do something to make it awkward for me-- something on the romantic side like kissing my neck (not what a 15 yo does to his mom)... His brothers, he will talk about their bodies being cute and like dumplings even though both have told him this feels infantilizing and insulting. He would never do this with his friends so it feels like a psychological mode he deploys (against us) at home on purpose.

Posted by rfsgreene at 2022-07-11 19:52:10 UTC