Caregivers Comment

Updated: Jan 29

I have permission to share anonymously from a caregiver. “My daughter was diagnosed with ADD when she was 7. Classic behaviour – looking out of windows instead of paying attention, forgetting things, more interested in reading than playing girly games. Had her assessed and was told bright not organised! Teenage years were really tough. She was the geek, bullied for being bright, never could finish an essay, couldn’t keep friends. She developed tics and although got brilliant GCSEs failed dismally at A level as she lost her mojo. She’s now 20, at uni doing a course that suits her. She’s better at science (no essays), she’s motivated (as she’s interested), she’s living away from home (has to motivate self). She’s currently doing a year in industry and they think she’s fantastic! She comes up with original ideas. She’s developed her own organisation web page to keep her on task (it’s an online thing that she can personalise if you want details let me know). The trick is to find out what fills their cup up and focus on that. Bonkers ideas, wacky clothing, interesting food – whatever they like doing. Pepper that as treats. Don’t worry about the educational side – if they are happy they will do well. If I’d known that earlier I would have chilled out earlier, taken her out of the sixth form she was being bullied at and found a kinder environment. The world is cruel. Our kids are different and that’s ok. Her weakness- drifting off into great thoughts has paid off now she’s working.” Thank you for reaching out and sharing your view. Please feel free to share any of my posts and please like or follow to be notified of future posts. All the best Ross www.mylifeautistic.com Words – Ross A Fraser Graphic Design App - Canva #NewLifeAutistic

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