Hi everyone,my name is Stacia and I have an almost four year old son with PDD. So I joined this group so that I may be able to learn from other moms who also have kids on the spectrum. For me, accepting that he's different is sometimes difficult for me :(( He's high functioning as far as his motor skills go, and he tries to do it all for himself. But then when it comes down to using the toilet WOWWW!!! That's a major battle. He'll sit or stand to do number 1 but he'll never go number 2.
He's also very speech delayed. So when we go to the playground and the other kids don't understand him they make fun of him. And also when he tend to run behind the 4 and 5yrs old they tend to shout at him and push him and scream "Stop Following Us". Because, he cannot use words to say, I will like to play with you guys, so instead he just runs behind them and follow whatever they do. (which I do understand can be a bit annoying to someone).
But whoever thought that kids can be so mean??? I know it's tough for him having to deal with the fact that Mom and Dad always have a tough time understanding him. But it's really tough for me as mom to cope with all the challenges of raising a developmental delayed kid. I love him so much but I get so tired and sometimes so frustrated. I'm glad I joined this group so that I may be able to vent and also have support from other moms who may be going through what I am aslo.