Dating teenagers aspergers
This two-part article gives parents some important tips and suggestions. Part 2 gives suggestions that have worked for parents of teens with ASD.
Click here for Part 2 – Solutions Diane Kennedy, in her 2002 book , writes the years from twelve to seventeen are “the saddest and most difficult time” for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Isolated and alone, many Spectrum children are too anxious to initiate social contact.
Many ASD teens are stiff and rule-oriented and act like little adults, which is a deadly trait in any teenage popularity contest.
In their overwhelming need to fit in and make friends, some ASD children fall into the wrong peer group.
Teens who abuse substances will use the autistic child’s naivety to get him to buy or carry drugs and liquor for their group.
For one reason or another, some children do not develop social skills as easily as others.Friendship and all its nuances of reciprocity can be exhausting for a child with ASD–even though she wants it more than anything else.One girl ended a close friendship with this note: “Your expectations exhaust me.As education moves from the black and white of right and wrong answers to shades of gray of defending competing views or alternate theories, a high schooler with Autism Spectrum Disorder can struggle to comprehend.Plus, during high school issues of sexuality and a desire for independence from parents create even more problems.
Asking them questions will allow them to share their feelings to you. The development of a positive self-concept or healthy self-esteem is extremely important to the happiness and success of children and teenagers. Parents are encouraged to find time to spend playing with their kids on a regular basis.