I am proud of my son

@ronaldinu (12439)
Malta
November 29, 2008 4:14am CST
I am proud of my son I am glad that my son is doing great at school despite his difficulties. He has been diagnosed as an asperges. Academically he is doing great. He is the best English speaking student in class despite that it is his second language. Socially he is improving. He had difficulties integrating with his classmates. He is not shy to talk to the teacher anymore. He is more outgoing. He contested the election for the student eco friendly committee group and despite that he did not get elected, the elected student “nominated” him as her her assistant. So is he is slowly making friends. I am so proud of him. © ronaldinu 2008
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@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
8 Dec 08
You should be because most people with Asperger's Syndrome aren't very social. I have a friend with Asperger's Syndrome and it's very difficult for them as well as the people who know them. The very nature of Asperger's prevents them from being very sociable. It's not their fault if they're not. It's just the part of the brain that's affected that prevents them from being as sociable as they could be. That's why I'm very happy to hear you say that your son is starting to make friends. My friend has a really hard time being at ease with people. Go to my profile page and at the bottom it shows the posts that I started (there aren't many :)), but, I did start one on Asperger's Syndrome and I was very surprised that I didn't get many responses. I would so love for you to post a reply to it. I would love to get your ideas and thoughts about what I said. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
1 Dec 08
It sounds as if this young man is doing wonderfully well - what an achievement! Plenty of students without aspergers wouldn't have the confidence to try out for the student committee - and it's brilliant your son is going to be the assistant. Bless him, and may he continue to reach milestones and achieve wonderful things.
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@moondancer (7433)
• United States
1 Dec 08
It is wonderful when we can be so proud of our children. Many people know what this is like or wish they could be so proud. If they looked closer to the child and who they are they would realize that no matter what they need to be proud of their children. Children have what they have be it their scruples or whatever from what they learn from their parents and adults in their lives. It's so hard for children to live and learn and to know what is right to do in their lives. I am so glad that you are proud of your child...bless you.
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@annjilena (5620)
• United States
1 Dec 08
i think thats great and the fact he is making friends shows inprovement give him a big hug
@buneeq (10)
1 Dec 08
That is brilliant news. I have 2 family members with asperges, which is a form of autism, and they are both acedemically brilliant. It is a trait with the condition that memory and acedemics are advanced. My mums ex memorized the entire guiness book of music, and every time an old song came on, he knew the entire history of the track, simply amazing! I have a lot of respect for them as it is a true show of adversity. Congrats on your son's progress. Rikki
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Nov 08
That is so great to hear and read about your son's improvement in the social arena of life. I'm taking my son to an interview at an Professional Acting School on Monday. He is such a character. Very friendly, and bubbly personality. Everyone loves him and most women think he is oh soooo cute. I hope he does well and can develop his social skills in a way that will bring him much joy, not to mention wealth in the long run. I'm so proud to be his father. He is growing up to be quite a young man after all.
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@gtdonna (1740)
30 Nov 08
Congrats! Now all you need to do is let your son know as well (if you have not done so yet) how proud you are of his accomplshments. Keep on encouraging him to do his best and he will continue to make you extra proud.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18116)
• United States
30 Nov 08
Hey that is great. Sometimes it takes awhile but eventually they all come around mostly when they start making friends and feeling more comfortable.
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@eddie72 (37)
• China
30 Nov 08
Thanks for your effort,you did good job!I heard some of asperges,it really needs the plent of help from others.If you can share more about how you lead your child get out of the problem,that would be great for other parents who is faceing the same questtion.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
29 Nov 08
Wow, that is awesome! I know little about Asperger's Syndrome, but I do know that it those are true accomplishments from a young man with that affliction. Good job, both of you!
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@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
Congratulations for having a wonderful son.I know the feeling of proud parent.You raise your son nicely and hope that he would continue his good achievements.
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@riyasam (16567)
• India
29 Nov 08
many parents are proud of their kids irrespective of their deeds.you sure do have a reason to be proud of him.he is slowly above his difficulties.way to go.be sure to encourage him to go further.
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@SViswan (12065)
• India
14 Feb 10
I'm so happy to see you proud of your son. And I can see that as a parent, you are encouraging him to the maximum. Having worked in a school, I know how hard it can be with people being the way they are....but I'm glad you are supoorting your son and that he is blooming....it's wonderful to hear about it. Congratulations to him and you...and all the best! I know this is a year old discussion...hope things are continuing the same way:)
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
16 Feb 10
He has made remarkable progress thanks to his teachers and our cooperation.
@SViswan (12065)
• India
26 Mar 10
That is so heartening:)
@Chevee (5914)
• United States
29 Nov 08
That is great and congratulations to your son. How old is he? The reason I asked is that my sister has adopted a little girl with Aspergers, she is now 4 years old, and she is a hand full. She is a very bright little girl at the age of 3 she was saying the Lord's Prayer and the months of the year by heart. I was wondering if these children with Aspergers go to regular school. She does better at Day care where she attends now than she does at home. She is a very moody but smart little girl.
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
30 Nov 08
He is 8 yrs old now. Yes in my country they go to regular school but do need to be monitored. My son needs a LSA (facilitator) to prompt him when he is distracted.
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
29 Nov 08
What's asperges?? hehe ^_^ It's good to hear that your son is good great in school, and it's always a parent's honour ^_^ hehe Though i dunno what condition is your son diagnosed with, but from what i read here, is that he is facing difficulties due to that.. And inspite of that, he's still able to do well, overcoming his obstacles, i really admire him for that, and he has got my respect ^_^
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
30 Nov 08
Asperger syndrome is on the other scale of Autism. It has nothing to do with it. Children diagnosed with aspergers can be academically bright but are usual poor in social contacts. They fail to emphatise with other children's feelings. My son is a sensitive child but he needs an extra push to interact with other children. The phsychologist that diagnosed my son as a mild asperger;s told us that she does not see our son in a work that involves interacting with customers, but perhaps he will excel on computers or in a job that does not involve interaction with others.
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• United States
16 Dec 08
That's great! I'm glad he is making friends and that he is improving. I have a friend whose son has that too. I hope your son keeps improving more and more. Do they have him on medication for it?
• United States
8 Dec 08
I'm glad you are proud of your son, ronaldinu. Aspergers is a social functioning issue, but those who have Aspergers can be quite focused on their school work and do very well indeed. Some areas of excellence are music or math. The big issue here is how well he's doing making friends. That's pretty wonderful. Being diagnosed with Aspergers requires that one's social difficulties negatively impact their life. If he can learn good social skills, essentially, the diagnosis will cease to be appropriate. Good work and good luck!
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
8 Dec 08
[i]Hello ronaldinu, Great! I haven't heard of "asperges" but I checked it out and I say your son is overcoming the disorder very well. Great job. I hope he continue to improve and overcome this it. So what do you think help your son become vey active in school. I guess the school provided a good environment for him and your home too. Good job. Regards. [/i]
@Pose123 (21661)
• Canada
30 Nov 08
Hi ronaldinu, I am very pleased that your son is doing so well, it is also good that you are proud of him. There are so many unloved children in this world. There are also those parents who never tell there children that they love them or that they are proud of them. I can see that you are a good parent. Blessings.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
30 Nov 08
congratulations proud father.