This question may be more difficult to answer or it may be very easy. Regardless of how tough it is to answer, it’s so important to focus on as much positive as you can.
Trust me when I tell you that this isn’t always easy.
There are plenty of days that I really, really have to look to find anything positive. Others days seem to be filled with positives.
What I thought we could do is share our child’s best qualities or qualities that we most admire.
Share your thoughts in the comments and share this post so we can get more people in the discussion. 🙂
My son has always been the cuddler with me. He is an awesome reader (he is 6 and reads on the 5th grade level) and I just love having book discussions with him. He always seems to know when I need a hug as well.
When I see the eyes and hear the tones of disapproval and loathing in the voice of interviewees talking about Asperger’s relation to the murder, it is heartbreaking. The fact is that there have been millions of murder cases over the last century and 99.999% of the cases had nothing to do with Asperger. Asperger individuals may in fact be the least likely members of our society to be involved in an act of physical violence. Reasons why this is true: One reason for the nonviolent nature of Asperger individuals is physical disability. It is common for an Asperger individual to suffer from physical disabilities along with Asperger. Physical precision is difficult. Almost all Asperger and Autistic individuals do not like to be touched or touch others. Aspies would hate to be involved in a germ filled situation. Many Asperger individuals, in fact, have OCD. It is common for Asperger children to become frantic from loud sounds. One shot would have been enough for most on the autistic spectrum to avoid firing the next shot. Of course, there are always exceptions, but the fact remains that a person on the autistic spectrum is the least likely individual to commit an act of a violent nature. The black eye that individuals on the autistic spectrum are getting is worrying. Great Book about the best qualities: Link: http://www.amazon.com/IN-THE-BELLY-Of-WHALE/dp/1479376264/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1353350208&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=In+the+Belly+Of+the+Whale+by+Jacob+Alexander
@LisaHarrison @JenniferWhynott That’s awesome. Thank you for sharing 🙂
my son can be very difficult at times but he is is so loving loves cuddling in and is a wiz on the computer
Our baby girl is loving and very creative. She has a knack for electronics. Shes always cute even when shes throwing tantrums. She has the ability to make us smile when we’re having a bad day and always wants to cuddle.
My son Nathan has always been a very sweet little boy. 🙂 This is his first year of school and he just LOVES it! He loves to learn. Shapes, letters, & numbers are his favs right now. He has also became interested in music, particularly my 80’s music on my phone 🙂
My high functioning guy is an awesome musician. He plays 5 different instruments and I love hearing him practice any one of them. He also loves to try to cheer me up when I am feeling down or blue. Before he was diagnosed and when he was younger he would always come up to me and give me a hug. He always knew when I needed one and he was always there without fail. It amazed me that he knew when I needed one. I can't imagine life without him.
My daughter is definitely a little fashionista! I can so see her being some kind of fashion designer when she is older. She is very creative and a pretty good little artist!
@Tara V that's awesome.
I love her creativity. At the age of 4 she began to illustrate her own stories on pink legal pads. Then we would sit together at the table and she would ask me how to spell each word of her story. Now at 9 she reads at a 9th grade level and comprehends at a 6th grade level. Her obsession with horses has led to many creative drawings. She has moved her writing onto powerpoints and makes many books. Luckily she is OK with just saving them onto the computer instead of printing them out. Her Christmas list consists of printer ink and paper and duct tape in case she gets bored writing stories. Then there is the painting she enjoys doing.
@JenniferWhynott that's awesome.
@JenniferWhynott WOW! That is awesome! We are struggling with reading a bit but making good progress.
His total lack of self consciousness. I've learned so much from him, including that other people's opinions are their own and none of my business. A lesson I tend to forget all too often.
@JoshuasMom well said. 🙂