Answer by MomtoElliett at 7:57 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by mamaofficer at 7:58 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by older at 7:59 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by mommy11260 at 8:04 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by rileymommy at 8:06 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
I have one child with autism and one with dyslexia.
I think the dyslexia is the harder one. It was harder to get noticed by the school and it's way more expensive to "treat" with tutoring and such because nothing is covered by insurance. He has a very tender heart and thinks he's stupid when he's around friends and there is reading involved so he's self esteem is always getting bruised and needing tending to.
Autism has become more acceptable in the mainstream at our schools and plus he doesn't have the friends and doesn't really like people in general so the teasing and feeling different very rarely comes into play. He is more liking to think you are the stupid one and look at you funny about something than the other way around.
As for my daughter, it's always a challenge raising a teenage girl. Ask anyone. They are a breed all their own!! LOL!!
Answer by Cindy18 at 8:10 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by justgrape723 at 8:12 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 8:13 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
To get my son to eat. Seems simple but he has a true eating disorder and his health is very fragile. So eating, or getting him to eat anything at all, is very hard. Therapies and specialists right and left. Parents talk about raising boys vs. girls or ages/stages they found difficult. For me, it isn't about an age or stage, gender issues - it is about good health and providng him the best life possible. When your children are born healthy, you don't have any idea what it is like for parents who love and care for a child with multiple health needs. The "big" parenting issues I would say are health/mental health and special needs. All the rest is a luxery.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:16 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by oppsdiditagain at 8:19 AM on Jul. 20, 2010