My oldest is five. He has Autism. He is completely logical and understand very little of social propriety. His ABA therapist and I are working on it a lot. But it is a process.
Monday night he described his lunch lady as a large round girl with a big round head. Oh an she is HUGE! (His words). But apparently he adores this lady. I told him those were not nice words and he shouldn't say then to people.
He had therapy yesterday. Apparently they PT or OT area has a new therapist. He is a little person. Well my son informed he that he was a little grown up and he looked weird (his therapist was like kill me now). She took him out of the situation and told him those were very mean words and that he hurt the man's feelings. My son went in and told him he was sorry for saying mean words.
Then proceeds to say that next year he will be six and add tall as this guy.
This child is going to get me in trouble with his mouth. He is not being rude (in his mind), just trying the truth. I hope we get through to him quickly before he says to someone who takes serious offense. His therapist is coming up with some social stories and routes we can take to curb this.