My Autistic son my easy one!

@lvmybz (125)
United States
May 24, 2007 1:09am CST
Now if anybody reads this and reads one of my other post one might think I am a liar. Don't get me wrong my autistic son has his issues the worst being his tanrurms especially in public. I also have another son 14 months and he appears to be typical. (Knock on wood) Here is where I believe my autistic son is easier. Any major transitions in his life so far have been no trouble at all. Weaning him off breastmilk was done by his lead by 11 months. When he moved into his own room by 3 and into a big boy bed, he just accepted it. He easlily gave up his bottle. And his first day of school in the autism program was a breeze although I was a wreck. He also goes to bed wonderfully as long as I do the routine. So there yes I am bragging about my son, but darn it he deserves it.
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• United States
30 May 07
I have an 8yr old son with autism. He sounds like the opposite of yours. Mine is the most well behaved and pleasant child. Change his routine and look out! He is getting better with all the services he gets and I hope that by the time he reaches secondary school the autism will barely be noticable. All of these children deserve to be bragged about for they truely are special. Good luck to you.
@lvmybz (125)
• United States
31 May 07
My child is also well behaved and he is a very pleasant child. So I believe my son sounds a lot like your son. He is usually pretty calm and when he comes up and gives a a big hug all your trouubles will just melt away. In fact we often get people telling us how well behaved he is in restaurant and grocery stores. Take care
• United States
31 May 07
They do sound very much alike. What was the diagnosis for your son? Mine has PDD.
@lvmybz (125)
• United States
2 Jun 07
Hi My son was diagnosed with Autism when he was about 3 1/2. We went to a place called child find and through a series of test the team diagnosed him. How old was your son when he was diagnosed with PDD?
@sacmom (14338)
• United States
24 May 07
It's funny, I find my 9, almost 10, year old autistic son easier to deal with than my 6, almost 7, year old "normal" son. Even though my 6 year old can talk and communicate with us easier, my 9 year old seems to be happier, more loving, and easier going than his little brother. And here he's basically non verbal. I guess that's what makes autistic children so 'special'.
@lvmybz (125)
• United States
25 May 07
Hi sacmom Yes you are right our children are very special. Both my children bring such love and happiness to my life.
@mobyfriend (1019)
• Netherlands
24 May 07
My son is likes yours but he's 17 already. Apart from his issues (not very stress resistent) he is one of the easiest people to deal with it. All the things you describe my son also did. Our kids are just amazing!!! !
@lvmybz (125)
• United States
24 May 07
Hi again and yes are children are amazing. I told this woman at work my son has autism and she said that is so cool. Who knows a new way to look at it. Take care!
• United States
24 May 07
Your right! He does deserve it. Thats wonderful to hear that he can go through a major transition so easily. Many people have trouble with change. I know i hate change myself. And by the way i dont think your lying.
@lvmybz (125)
• United States
24 May 07
Good evening and thank you for your response. I love both my boys and sometimes I have a tendency to only focus on the negative, oh but there is so much positive that is worth telling everyone. Just courious do you have an autistic child? Also if you don't mind me asking where are you from?
• United States
22 Jun 07
I would have to agree with you here. My 7 year old son wiwth high functioning autism is so much easier to deal with than my 5 year old "typical" daughter. He does not argue with me the way she does. If I tell him it is a rule he never breaks it (he loves rules). He is a natural hall monitor and will inform people what the rules are and let them know they have broke one. He is also very meticulous about putting things back in the right spot, my daughter will just throw it anywhere. Don't misunderstand, he has his issues; he doesn't handle stress well and he has a hard time with turn taking and things like that and has a real need to have his environemt set up a certain way, but the day to day dealings with him are far easier than they are with my daughter.