My son is 11 years old and has evolved into this little ball of anxiety. If he's not feeling well, he worries that worst and asks if he has to have surgery or if he's going to die. He has a fear of dying because he can't figure out what it will feel like. He has had issues at school with about 4-5 classmates in his class. Now, when he enters the school he feels all that anxiety flood back before he even enters his classroom. I talk with him about these things and I try to reassure him. But how do I help him through this. I know some of this is just his age, but he tends to preservate on it which is the Asperger's. He's a great child and has so much potential. He is really struggling with friendships. He just wants to have 2 good friends that he can trust. Right now he doesn't feel he can trust the kids in his class. He gets frustrated and it just keeps building. I have asked the school to have him meet with someone for 10 minutes twice a week. Atleast to say hey how's it going? Is there anything bothering you that you want to talk about? I am hoping it will get him to open up and express these things to them as well when he is in the moment. I have talked with the school about it. But I don't know that the teacher actually understands what Asperger's truly entails. I know my son is capable of anything and everything. He is not one to retaliate normally, but he is getting so fed up with being called names and being laughed at that I'm afraid if we don't get these things addressed that he is going to react in a way that will get him in some major trouble. I do not want that for him. We keep working on "I" statements because sometimes they think he is tattling, but he is really looking for some help and what to do. But it gets brushed off because he seems to be tattling. But if he does something the teacher will find out by numerous students and he gets in trouble. What else can I do?
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