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My sincere condolinces to you and your family for the loss of your loved one, Len.
I truly enjoy reading your writings, your thoughts are interesting and valuable. Kat
All so true. I’ve highlighted and copied the phrase ‘Don’t bother trying to reason with the autistic child who has decided he doesn’t like something. It won’t work.’ to use in my next post with your permission (with full credits of course ;)). I’ve been thinking lately about how our lives are so totally, but subtly, controlled by our youngest. She’s also flexible and rigid, with that need for control – where your son has taught himself music, she has taught herself, and uses, Spanish (thanks Dora for the headstart on that). Sorry to hear about Len. Hope you can still enjoy a family Christmas and that all goes as well as it can do…..!
Thank you for the post. Helps me to feel we are not alone. I hope you have a great Christmas. Our 4yr old is now aware for the 1 st time of Christmas trees, Father Christmas , snowmen and helped me wrap a Christmas present for mum earlier with some understanding of the idea I’m sure. Best Wishes.
I love to read your stories….prayers for you and your family…
One day, as life goes on, you will find that your son becomes more flexible. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Kind regards. Di
Thanks everyone. As I put B to bed tonight he selected a book called ‘You Choose’ to look at. It’s a wonderful book- each page asks a question like ‘What type of house would you choose to live in?’ followed by dozens of choices. B always picks the same thing on each page throughout the whole book, without deviation. It brings him such comfort and delight to always select his favourite, and is a very sweet side of his fixed way of thinking. I forgot to write in the blog post of all the potental his focussed, fixed mind could have in the future. I’ll save that thought for another time!
He might also enjoy “Would You Rather” – our little boy loves it and, like B, always chooses the same things! Happy Christmas x
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The emotion I’m having while reading your blog is quite something else. Laughing, crying, and lots of light bulb moments. Thank you so much for sharing it with the world
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