I'm really puzzled at this point. My son's therapist (he's 7) thinks he is presenting with signs of Asperger's, but his social skills are very good so that doesn't quite fit. I'm reading up and studying about Asperger's to learn as much as I can so I can help my son. We don't know for sure what we're dealing with, but I'm trying to learn what I can at this point so I can help him. Until we get him tested (the process of paperwork should start in a week or two I'm hoping), we just aren't sure. I dunno...tonight my son had a weepy meltdown in Walmart, and I was trying to calm him down and my husband was getting impatient with my son melting down the way he was (he wasn't pitching a loud like fit, it was more of a constant weeping over things that upset him such as not getting something he wanted). Family around me who knows my son attends therapy seem to act like I don't know what's best for my son since, for the most part of his first five or so years, I wasn't around a whole lot due to mental illness problems and needing inpatient treatment often. Well, I've been consistently in my son's life for a year or more, and I think I know him quite well at the level he's at, and to me that's what counts. But people act like I don't know my son or how to help him and that there's nothing wrong with him when there's clearly something going on within him that we just don't have a clue about. I'm so frustrated at being discounted and almost punished for my past. I've worked so far in the last year to be there for my son, do to the very best I can do to be there and help him, to be his advocate, to understand him. I'm just feeling so invalidated right now, feeling like everything I'm doing is wrong. Anyone been here before? I'm just feeling so alone right now and it scares me and it hurts. I know I don't know exactly what's going on with my son. But I'm doing my best with any direction I'm given professionally so I can help my son. Am I doing it so wrong? I'm trying to do it as right as I know how.
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