I have 3 children.. one is autistic and the other two feel like the one gets more attention then they get.. what am I supposed to do?
This is a tough one. I know that your autistic child needs extra help and attention. You didn't mention how old your kids are. In a way I can understand their feelings of getting less attention from you. I do know two families with autistic children, and I feel for the parents, because they need to spend so much of their time to help their autistic children, but at the same time their other children are young too and they need attention and one-on-one time with their parents. One of the moms has a very supportive circle around her. Her mom and brother specially spend a lot of time with her autistic son so she can spend time with her other son. Is there any way you can dedicate some time to each of your other two children so they feel special too? I wish you all the best. I know you have a difficult situation.
Answer by Ashoonik at 12:30 AM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 12:22 AM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by amessageofhope at 12:27 AM on May. 15, 2011
Hello, I have 2 boys the youngest has a general anxiety disorder. Which can be similar to mild autism, my elders son once told me he felt that his brother got more attention than he did. I told him that he was right, and that it was not because I loved his brother more but because he needed me more. I told him how proud I am of him and what a great boy he is. He seemed to appreciate my honesty and under stood that I was there for him too. I hope that this helps you!
Answer by 1to8allboys at 12:31 AM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by daisypetals2000 at 1:10 AM on May. 15, 2011