My daughter with Asperger's is the oldest of my two children, and I just realized how hard that's got to be on her. A mother's natural instinct, when a baby comes into the world is to nurture that child, in hopes that the other children will somewhat mature themselves and become independent caregivers themselves. Well, all these years, my daughter is almost 14 now, I've wanted this for my Aspie daughter, and I believe it's been somewhat to her detriment. My son, who has no handicaps, is 6 and is treated like the baby, when my daughter has all of this neediness, helplessness. In ways, my son has actually matured & excelled beyond his years because of his sister. Anyway, I wasn't implying that I should treat my daughter like a baby, but I've tended to shun her because of dependent like behavior, when I judge that she shouldn't be like that because she's older & because I was so independent, when I was her age. It's hard being an Aspie mom. Anyone else have comments or situations like this?
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