My youngest, who is on the Autism Spectrum, did not finish his weekly letter at school this week, so on I gave him a deadline. Monday. He had to finish it before Monday. Not Monday afternoon.
We tried a couple of times on Saturday to work on it. Then, on Sunday afternoon, we tried again for a bit. But after the tears started rolling, I-gave-up- and told him to put it away and we will work on it “later.”
I rolled out of bed about 5am and low and behold, guess what I found on the breakfast bar???
Oh, I hope I have finally learned this lesson! If you tell a child with Autism to get something done, he WILL get-it-done. If you tell him, we will do “later,” that does not mean tomorrow, that means by the DEADLINE. There are RULES, you know.
YEP!! I am over the top proud of him!! He went from crying and getting stuck to re-writing the whole thing and finishing it in 12 MINUTES. LOVE.THAT.KID.
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