- While there is no definitive way to parent your child, there are a variety of things you can do to help them be more comfortable throughout life.
- Some effective ways to support a child with Asperger’s syndrome include developing a routine, teaching them social and problem-solving skills, and encouraging appropriate behavior.
- Navigating their condition can be a challenge for both you and your child, but it’s important to remember that Asperger’s is not their fault and their condition does not define who they are.
Parenting is not an easy job, regardless if your child has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. That said, parenting a child with Asperger’s syndrome can be even more of a challenge because they often have difficulty with social interactions and understanding social cues. They may also have certain obsessions and unique mannerisms that can make parenting a challenge too.
While there is no definitive way to parent your child, there are a variety of things you can do to help them be more comfortable throughout life. Here are 11 tips to help your child manage, thrive, and be more comfortable in school and at home.
Help Your Child Develop a Routine
One of the first things that can help a child with Asperger’s syndrome at home and in school is to develop a routine. Applied Behavior Analysis Edu explains, children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often turn to routine, sameness, and obsessive repetitive behaviors “as a way to comfort themselves and to bring calm and self regulation to an otherwise anxious mind.”
When creating a routine, encourage your child to get involved so they feel like they are part of the process. Your child may benefit from a written schedule or daily chart where they can clearly see what activities they have lined up for the day. Don’t forget to schedule downtime and activities to help them manage transitions.