How do you react in public when you child acts up, or has a screaming fit or displays behaviors common to their disorder? Especially when you know that you have done all that you can to calm them.
There are times when I have removed my child from the situation but other times I just can't do that. The other day I was depositing a check at the bank and my son hit the alarm and the cops came. The officer as well as the bank staff assured me that it was fine, they were not upset but I was mortified. I felt like I was a bad parent but I had both kids with me and both have special needs and while trying to keep them in line, sign papers and talking to the teller, my son slipped away from me and in a split second had pushed the button.
He didn't go behind the counter, the bank had desks set up for new accounts against the wall and he crawled under one of them.
I was really surprised that no one got angry with him or with me. In other situations I have been asked to leave a public place because of daughters high pitched squeals and hand flapping and constant noise making. So it really depends I guess on where you are and who you are around. Some people are understanding and others look at me with disgust.
Answer by Dardenella at 11:13 PM on Apr. 10, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 11:21 PM on Apr. 10, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 12:07 AM on Apr. 11, 2013
Answer by KA91 at 11:27 PM on Apr. 10, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 11:37 PM on Apr. 10, 2013
Answer by KA91 at 12:15 AM on Apr. 11, 2013
Answer by KA91 at 11:34 PM on Apr. 10, 2013
It's never been much of an issue for me. Sure, I've had a few instances where people are complete and utter asses, but they are few and far between. If people are rude, what comes around goes around, I respond in the same manner I am approached.
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:04 AM on Apr. 11, 2013