my 16 yr old son has aspergers. he also has social anxiety. his English teacher just called me with an odd situation. apparently my son kept walking up to her desk today, fidgeting with his hair, but not speaking. Then he would walk away,go back, and repeat. She asked if he had something to say and if it would be easier to write it down. he said he would be able to ask 'eventually'. So finally he asked, "will you be my valentine?". she is 34 btw.
the fidgety behavior isn't odd (for him) but the question threw us both for a loop. My poor baby. Neither of us want to make him feel rejected or awkward but we feel it should be addressed.
Any ideas on what to say to him and how so the situation doesn't get any stranger? i really don't want to hurt his feelings but I also feel his question isn't appropriate.
Answer by LostSoul88 at 2:43 PM on Feb. 13, 2013
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:45 PM on Feb. 13, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 2:52 PM on Feb. 13, 2013
Even though he has issues. He is a teen boy, you know what I mean. I would explain to him a nicely as possible that. Teachers can not be students valentines, It is not appropriate.
Answer by louise2 at 2:53 PM on Feb. 13, 2013
Answer by Crafty26 at 7:30 PM on Feb. 13, 2013
Answer by Im-HiDdEn at 8:38 AM on Feb. 14, 2013