Understanding уουr child

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25 Responses to “Autism and your childs Height”
  1. Jonzboe says:

    @PhilCommander2
    Just so you know, the son doesn’t get his genetic height from his father, it comes from the mother :)

  2. vanitymott1 says:

    I agree to a point of similar personal oddities and traits as the parents if we are talking about MILD AUTISM OR ASPERGERS, however if we are talking about a more severe form of autism, how can you say in your videos to understand the behavior as a passed on personality trait?? You are definately talking about mild cases in your videos.

  3. Bluefairy513 says:

    GOOD to hear! Promise? LOL. I’m trying with all my might!

  4. PhilCommander2 says:

    being autistic can make it easier for a person to be an asshole but with the proper upbringing you can actually turn it around and make him a more caring person than your average person.

  5. Bluefairy513 says:

    My son’s father has left our family and this is pretty much a good thing because he was very antagonistic due to his own mental issues. His father would never be diagnosed as autistic, but their behavior is so very VERYsimilar. I am always being told that my son is autistic and his Dad’s just an asshole. I say “What if my son’s just an asshole?”
    I know it sounds like a joke but it’s a real question on my mind. IS this autism? Why is it autism in my son but not in his Dad?

  6. Mamma2Mason says:

    My autistic son shows many of the same symptoms as my father. I truly believe my father is on the autism spectrum. They rarely see each other, but they have many of the same traits. I believe our kids are predisposed to have these symptoms. It is really interesting. The more we started seeing our son’s symptoms the more my dad would be like, “I did that too!” It is weird! He also shows the same signs as my ADHD brother. Both my dad and brother are great now. My son will be too.

  7. Autrinka says:

    People don’t want to accept that Autism is genetic. They see a big problem instead of, as I do with my children and myself, all the possibilities. I am quite happy my daughters are just like me (allthough I am told I should be sad about their Autism and Tourettes) because I can do right all the things my parents did wrong. It is nice to live with special children, as long as you have your eyes open for your own behaviour. People who don’t accept this will harm their child more than Autism will.

  8. ABAisSCIENCE says:

    If you’re saying a behavior implies a motivation & thus a way to capitalize on a skill for further behavioral gains then good. If you are saying that adults can’t change, I beg to differ.

    If you are saying a typical person with only minor mutations has the same problem as the person with far more mutations your wrong, but if you are saying similarities are trends you are right in that behavior is conditioned by others too.

    Do autistic act autistic due to parents? No. We all are eccentric.

  9. linziakaava says:

    I absolutely agree with you !!!!!!!!!! I see alot of myself and my actions as a child in my autistic daughter.

  10. autimum says:

    I absolutely agree & one day these geneticist’s will figure it out too. My brother used to get his hands smacked because he couldn’t cross the mid line until they forced him to write with his right hand…Do you think I let the same thing happen when my son exhibited the same behaviour..NO WAY!
    I know my husband & son are peas & carrots & I’m the corn thrown in. I know the same self stimming as my son however I can contain it better than my boys (son & husband),but it is still the same.

  11. flybreath says:

    lol, no prob, it’s good to find like minded people as we can all help each other and learn to be happy with who we are and to bring out our best :)

  12. PhilCommander2 says:

    I couldnt agree with you more about the bonding element.
    Im going to be doing a new video and i will bring that point up…its very important for parents to view themselves in their child rather than seeing their child as just autistic symptoms.’
    thanks for the comments and the sub flybreath!

  13. flybreath says:

    I developed your attitude at quite a young age due to my mother’s teachings, I couldn’t agree more – my sons school asked for him to be analysed and he has aspergers and they said I showed many tendencies too, until then I just saw him as unique/gifted – we found it to be a bonding moment and luckily our attitude is – “it’s great to be us” :) , sometimes it’s hard but we value our individuality and if others can’t cope – they have a far worse problem than aspergers lol, I’m going to subscribe :)

  14. rainbowmummy says:

    great advice!! I hope people listen. For me personally I already have that mindset.
    I see my ways in him a lot, I don’t want to change him. Infact I only want him to grow up if you understand what I mean, I only want to help him learn, be independent etc. autistic behaviours are fully accepted in my house hold!!

  15. PhilCommander2 says:

    thanks!
    while you and your husbands own PDD or ASD traits wouldnt affect the diagnosis of your son (your sons behaviors are evaluated independantly) they would GREATLY impact on the different interventions used on your son or at least the areas that you are trying to have an effect on in your sons behavior.

  16. Sheelamay says:

    My son was recently diagnosed w/ autism.. and we told the diagnosing specialist that a lot of the “red flag” habits or behaviors that he shows are things that myself and/or my husband did as kids or even still do… and their response was that it really didn’t make a difference in the diagnosis… and then they even questioned my husband on his childhood saying that he too may have been a PDD case that was never diagosed. This video says exactly what we were trying to get across with no success.

  17. PhilCommander2 says:

    thanks for the insight and you make some great points scanlonam!

  18. Scanlonam says:

    Also I feel that in addition to things my parents tried to “discipline” me out of my parents accepted several things, as “just the way it is”, even to the point of discouraging me from trying to change them. I really wanted to develop some physical coordiantion. But my parents insisted it wasn’t that important. As an adult, I’ve found that to be very, very wrong.

  19. Scanlonam says:

    Having had neuroplasticity therapies for my learning disabilities, I found many things that I previously thought were just “my nature” changed completely. The results were not what I expect, but I am still *me*.

    However, when I was a girl, my mother would ALWAYS try to discipline me out of these “behaviors”. It was horrible.

    So changing these things isn’t wrong. Life is change. But it’s horrible to use “discipline” to get the change. Or to be too exacting about the final result.

  20. PhilCommander2 says:

    Exactly! wished more people understood this.

  21. jmantonya says:

    Excellent! I bring this up to everyone who works with our son. Yes he has sensory, OCD tendencies, and anxiety but so do I! He is anti social, mechanical and has narrow fixation but so does my husband. I always make it clear that our goal it to help him learn to communicate his needs and feel better and more secure. We are not trying to change him. He is a terrible dancer. His teacher was worried. We can’t dance at all so it does not surprise me. It’s just who he is.

  22. mhb112 says:

    Great video. I totally agree. My son gets many of his traits frrom his father. The fact that he doesn’t get overly excited about lots of things is the main one that comes to mind. I’m sure lots of docs would think that was a HUGE red flag. However, my husband is EXACTLY the same way. He didn’t even show excitement when I was pregnant. Ever since my son was a baby, I have said that he is just like his dad. So that lack of excitement is just not an issue for us. It’s a character trait.

  23. mahardi says:

    i agree with you on the fact that my son who was just diagnosed with classic autism, shares alot of similar traits that i had growing up .. always hyper, the need to feel secure (deep Pressure) just to name a few

  24. Happyautism says:

    cont..
    Also is it really fair to want to ”wipe out” autistic traits if this is who the child is?

    Again Phil a great video, that has made me think further on this matter.

  25. Happyautism says:

    I think everone has some autistic traits.
    But i can honestly say i have never flapped at my ears lined up cars vomited on wet foods etc, nor did anyone in my family, or my sons fathers family.

    But i do see your point SOME of the traits are everyday genetic traits.

    I think taking a detailed family history is VERY important before any treatment is given.
    We are lucky, the drs who diagnosed our son did this, a VERY detailed (many questions :) )
    cont..

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