My daughter asks repetitive questions, and usually ones that she knows the answers to such as, What's that? and Point to a fan or something. I tell her it's a fan and then she again asks, "What's that?" So I started asking her back, Why don't you tell me what it is? she says "It's a fan!" and I say Good job and she smiles and laughs. Not an issue at home, but when we are in public she will ask a random person, "What's your name?" So people ignore her, others tell her their names, then she gets excited and will ask them again "What's your name?" No one has really ever been rude about it, a few people have acted annoyed but I just tell her, honey they are busy shopping let's go look at some toys or I redirect her in some other way.
My question is, if you were in a store and a strange child acted this way to you, would you get annoyed by it? I feel like I'm not doing my job as a parent by letting her bug people but not sure how to change the behavior. When she keeps asking them over and over again I explain that she has autism, they just smile and say ok yeah I wondered that. I just feel that telling people she has autism is a cop out for bad parenting on my part.
Answer by gdiamante at 11:15 AM on May. 27, 2013
Answer by m-avi at 11:02 AM on May. 27, 2013
She sounds like she likes the game. Personally, it wouldn't bother me in the least if she approached me in public. At least she's being friendly. I'd take a pleasant questioning child over the ear-piercing temper tantrums any day! lol :p
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