Child / Spouse both with Aspergers
My son will be 10 on Monday and was recently diagnosed with Aspergers. It was actually a relief to finally have this diagnois because for years I've said he is "wired differently." =) He's a beautiful kid and very bright, but struggles with homework, anxiety and some social situations. Through his evaluation, we also came to learn the my husband (35) also has Aspergers. My husband and son have butted heads for years and now we finally know why, but it doesn't make it any easier. Both have just started into therapy, but 10 years is really starting to take a toll on me.
I am looking for other moms to connect with who may be in a similiar situation with child/spouse. I also have a 7 year old daughter who my son isn't always nice to which I really struggle with because she is the sweetest, most caring kid you'll meet. I know he's not trying to be mean to her, it's that she's pretty free spirited and not much of a rule follower, so he gets frustrated with her.
I don't need a kumbaya type home, but some days the yelling and frustration is too much to handle. Can anyone else relate?