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What would you do?

Posted by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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Krystyne has issues of physical space or lack there of. I am sleeping on the couch because we live with relatives until we get back on our feet and can find a place of our own. So she comes in i guess. Gets up and lays down on me playing Pokemon on her ds. I must of been having a nightmare i apparently hit her. she was yelling what was that for? it made me jump awake. Then i realize my hip, lower back etc is throbbing pain. The hip i have the most trouble with. I ask why are you laying on me. She says i did not see you. Umm I had on a red shirt no blanket and a pillow under my head. and it was light.


How do i get her to understand this is not OKAY? Any other advice?

by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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greenmommo
by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Oh-I don't know! Nicole does things like that too.
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WildCat73
by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 10:34 PM

I forgot to mention she is 9 and has pdd nos ,aspergers etc. to be honest she is really smart high a honor roll,high ability class. But her actions seem babyish(3-5 years old) like i am still a little bitty girl. So i am thinking that is why.

MomOfOneCoolKid
by Gold Member on Jul. 22, 2012 at 12:05 AM

i don;t have any suggestions. :( i guess its comforting to know its not out of malice or anything.

jconney80
by Bronze Member on Jul. 22, 2012 at 12:08 AM
IDK my daughter is the same! You can do some visual learning with videos of what personal space is and make up something visual like a hula hoop or swim tube to demonstrate personal space so she can visualize it.
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TheCrooners
by on Jul. 22, 2012 at 12:19 AM
I asked my son today, okay, it was more of a whine on my part really, but I said, "WHY do you boys always have to sit right on top of me and take ALL my space?" I said it in a "Oh woe is me!" tone. He says, without any pause, without thinking, just quickly responds with:

Because I love you so much!

Yeah. My cold heart melted. Then the youngest child farted, the spell was broken and I kicked them off the Loveseat to sit next to one another on the couch. ;-p
elkmomma
by Member on Jul. 22, 2012 at 11:02 AM

sigh and roll the eyes

Thaddeus has done that so many times.  I finally did it back to him (not all my weight) after he fell asleep on the couch during a midday movie.  It woke him up mad as hell but I appologized and said"Sorry I didn't know you were there."  He hasn't done it again.

Aspiemom0203
by on Jul. 22, 2012 at 11:20 AM
Jacob loves to get in my personal space. Sitting on me or in front of me. But he only does it to me!!!! I feel bad because I have to Constantly ask him to move. I love him, but he's already 5'6" and 120 lbs, I'm 5'8" and 135. He's going to squash me in another year!!
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TheCrooners
by on Jul. 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Quoting elkmomma:

sigh and roll the eyes


Thaddeus has done that so many times.  I finally did it back to him (not all my weight) after he fell asleep on the couch during a midday movie.  It woke him up mad as hell but I appologized and said"Sorry I didn't know you were there."  He hasn't done it again.




LOL!
WildCat73
by on Jul. 22, 2012 at 2:02 PM

If i even sit partially on her i would probably kill her. :( She is so darn underweight. They said it is her meds making her not want to eat. Next month i am going to see if they can switch her medicine.

shell3m
by Platinum Member on Jul. 22, 2012 at 2:20 PM

I'm not sure there is anything you can do.  It's just a  part of who they are, very strong tunnel vision.  We are working with Dean on this but quite frankly I know it will always be there in some form.  Dean has gotten much better than just a year ago but he will still run over Jackson (our toddler) when he's running through the apartment at times...lol  **shrugs** 

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