Autism Parenting-- High Functioning Autism / PDD-NOS / Aspergers Syndrome Thank you! I'm so SICK of hearing, "Well I knew a real autistic kid once and he doesn't seem autistic." I'm so sorry all the time I spent working with him to help him deal with life makes me suddenly a bandwagon parent. Next time I'll make sure he has an episode in front of you that ruins his day just to prove to you random person that he is legit. -_-
"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.