Scared, but glad to finally have a confirmation. We knew the DS#1 wasn't like other kids his age and hadn't ever really been. His drs had always waved it off as 'he will catch up'. When he got into school they started to test him. We also got a new (better) dr. Hoping to have a real game plan this summer. We are blessed in that it seems that with some extra time/tutoring his autism won't affect him that much.
I've always just thought of the 'mixed babies are the cutest' comment as just something people say when they don't really know what to say. An empty comment meant more to say 'I like and support you' rather than what it actually means. I don't take offense to it at all, though I also haven't ever used it. I would rather just say, 'I'm so happy for you! I love being a mom.' etc.....
DS#2 is 3 and very 'spirited'. He is always saying 'no' to me and will quake with anger when he doesn't get his way. I make him sit in his bed until he calms down. When he is calmer he knows to come to me and we usually talk about what he did wrong or what made him so angry. Counting helps us too.
Thank you very much, especially for the links. My 6yo is also very sensitive to textures and it has been a chore finding a type he will take. So far it looks like the gummies are the winner. I hate to give him those b/c they are pretty much candy.
Hi there. I am very lost on the whole subject and apologize for coming off as ignorant (because I really am!). Our oldest (6yrs) is in the process of being diagnosed with Autism or Asperger's. I have heard that Omega 3 can be helpful for people with these challenges. Has anyone within the community heard about that? Or any other supplements? He is already on a gluten free/dairy free diet due to intolerance since birth. Thank you!