My eldest 15 dd, and my 13 ds have Asperger's. My 13 yr old son also has some delays. DS got a diagnoses when he was 4, dd didn't get hers until recently and she says she doesn't believe she has it.
I haven't told the younger 3 about the eldest, they do vaguely know that ds has Asperger's but we've never talked about it.
My dh told my 8 yr old my eldest has Asperger's but didn't explain and now she's confused. Eldest is much higher fuctioning and very tempermental, Ds has mild delays and is very mild and quiet in temperment. They are like fire and ice, complete opposites.
The eight year old now wants to know if Asperger's girls are all mean and all boy with it are nice, I told her no, just like everyone else people with Asperger's all have different personalities, Asperger's is just a difference.
She also wants to know why her brother can't figure out things she can, yet he's much older.
I know this didn't satisfy and I'm likly to get more questions later.
How should I handle this and what should I tell her? What else can I do?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:36 AM on Jun. 18, 2011 in General Parenting
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