29.3 C
Lagos
Monday, September 28, 2020

Things an Autistic Child Cannot Tell You

- Advertisement -

You know how much you love all your children and the special love you have for your autistic child. He cannot tell you why he is throwing a tantrum or why he is upset.

- Advertisement -

Here are some of the things your autistic child might want to tell you, if only he had the words. Kids are so different. Your child might tell you something else.

“I want to have fun”

Hey, I am a kid. I don’t want to go to therapy. I want to roll on the floor instead. I want to drop things and break them. I want to unwrap all the bars of soap you bought on sale and throw them down the toilet and flush.

I like to see things go “down the hole.” Why aren’t you excited about that? I love to spin your saucers.

The one with the chip is the best one and you keep throwing it in the garbage. Why do you keep showing me how to roll my car on the floor?  I want to see how fast the wheels can spin. Isn’t that why cars have wheels?

“My senses are all messed up”

Raindrops on the roof sound like thunder. A whisper hurts my ears but loud cartoons don’t bother me. I laugh hysterically when people argue. It is so exciting to me.

I love the smell of skunk but hate your perfume. I love loud head banging music and I even bang mine because it feels good.

You were furious with me when I drank the bottle of ketchup. I only got a little bit on the floor. You really freaked out when I drank the whole bottle of barbecue sauce. I never stopped to think that maybe you wanted to drink it yourself.

“I do not think in abstract terms”

Never ask me silly questions like do I have ants in my pants? I will check this alarming development no matter who is watching. I remember the ants from last summer.

Don’t ask me what love is. Don’t ask me what I want to be in the future. There is only now for me. Stop confusing me.

- Advertisement -

“My thoughts are not your thoughts”

Maybe you are in a hurry but I’m not. I don’t want to go there but I like the other direction. You are not caring so I guess I’ll flop.

You want to shop in the mall but I want to go look at magazines, so I’ll just take off and do what I want. Anyway, it is exciting when the mall cops find me and they yell at you, mom.

“I love to say things that sound interesting to me”

I love that TV ad.  I could say it all day long. I want to say “PG 13” over and over. It is just so soothing to do that. I love bad words.

When I say them, people react and they get all flustered and yell a lot. I like it so I’ll keep saying them even though I don’t know what they mean.

It is a daily adventure trying to figure out that precious child of yours. All anyone can do is watch, observe, and learn how to best cope with his unique problems and perceptions and doing it with love.

Autistic Child
  • Save
- Advertisement -

Disclaimer: This article is purely informative & educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Editor
Editorial Staffs at Healthtian, A team of Writers.
- Advertisement -

Trending Now

Infographic: Climate Change And Nutrition

Affecting over 821 million people worldwide, more than one in ten people go hungry every day. After years of steady decrease in global undernourishment...
- Advertisement -

Atis Fruit: 10 Health Benefits of Eating Sugar Apple

Sugar apple (Atis fruit), is the Annona squamosa fruit belonging to the natives of West Indies and to the tropical Americas like Peru, Mexico,...

Skin Rashes: Causes, Symptoms and Effective Home Remedies

Skin rashes are common skin problems experienced by millions of people worldwide; it is characterized by a visible change in the color...

Spider Bites: Symptoms, Treatment & Identification

Spider bites in the United States are often annoying but they are rarely fatal. If a person gets bitten by a black...

Enlarged Clitoris: Causes, Treatment and Symptoms

The clitoris is simply a female sexual organ located slightly above the urethra, a section where urine is released from the female body. A...

How to Increase Sodium Levels in Your Blood?

Levels of sodium in the blood is often a misunderstood topic and it is extremely necessary that we as individuals understand the meaning and...

8 Ways to Remove Dandruff Without Washing Hair

There are about 50 million Americans are diagnosed with dandruff which is an alert problem. Dandruff not only cause damage to your...

Hole in the Heart: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Normally, the heart is divided into two parts - left and right - which are separated by a septum (which separates the two upper...

8 Majors Types of Bongs – Which One Strikes You

One of the best ways to consume cannabis is to smoke it straight from a bong. Bong offers a better way to enjoy your...

How to De-worm Yourself Naturally?

Parasitic or intestinal worms are behind many health challenges people face; they can cause a lot of problems including digestive problems. Some common types...

7 Types of Disability and Examples

For disabled people life is a lot different than the rest of us. They don’t lead normal lives like we do and need assistance...

Friends

Newsletter

Nurture yourself with health tips, wellness advice, and more.

- Advertisement -

Related Posts

4 Tips on Advancing Your Nursing Career

We all understand that the profession of nursing isn’t easy. After all, they are the front-liners of the healthcare sector. From the assessment and evaluation...

8 Symptoms of Thyroid Problems That You Should Never Ignore

Thyroid disorder is one of the most common disorders. It happens due to under or over functioning of the thyroid gland. According to the...

Cancer Causing Foods You Need to Avoid

In our previous article, we saw how good nutrition can ward off cancer, help one manage the symptoms of cancer and hasten healing. In...

Correcting Cataracts: All You Need to Know

Cataracts occur when the crystalline lens inside your eye begins to get cloudy, which blocks light from entering the eye. This has a deleterious...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Autistic Child
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap