Hardest age for you and your child?
My 5.5 year old, J, is on the high-end of the spectrum. His biggest issues are in communication and social skills which can make him interesting to interact with at times, especially when he's upset. I heard from a couple of other moms with kids on the spectrum that 4-8 were their hardest years. What do you think? What age has been the most difficult for you and your child?
My mom, who is a kindergarten teacher, assures me that many of the issues that are driving me crazy right now are similar to what typical kids would be doing at this age. I guess that makes me feel better to some extent, but it doesn't make it easier to try to figure out how to discipline a child who either doesn't understand or doesn't respond to the usual strategies.
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