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Originally posted by AQuestion
reply to post by ampar84
I am 51. I remember being 8, hated it. I hated school and did not like being around childish behaviour. I felt that way because I didn't understand the way people acted. If we are kept in the mainstream we can get past it. I don't like it when we are seperated out, makes us feel even more hated and odd, it also slows down our learning to deal with normal people. But, with loving parents, like yourself, we can get through these times.
Originally posted by ampar84
Yes! Ah! This is amazing hearing from adults (and other parents of kids with Aspergers) My son can't stand his younger brother when he's acting like a crazy 4 year old. They are fine and very loving (sometimes I feel like my son only really connects with his brother) when my youngest is being calm. But he just turned 4, so often times he acts like a big baby! lol And it really agitates my oldest. He gets along much better with the 10 and 12 year old neighbors that we have.
Also, my son just does not understand WHY he gets separated sometimes at school. They had a field trip on friday and I'm sure he was being his usual self (very excited and fascinated about everything! He LOVES outings) and he was very upset that he had to ride by himself on the bus. It breaks my heart... I've debated on homeschooling him. He has such a wonderful and uplifting spirit about him and I don't want that crushed. But I also want him to learn how to function in this society of ours.I hope we find a good balance along the way.
The worst part of all of this has been the school system. You'd think by now, they would be more accepting of "disorders" of all types. But the teachers just want their jobs to be easy. If it wasn't for the stress of school, I would have never sought a diagnosis. He's perfect the way he is! I see the world differently because of him.