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Old 05-25-2009, 06:05 AM
 
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I'd guess they'd want me to not care about messes, not get on their case about things that don't matter to them, and be into the same stuff they are into and just want to concentrate on those games all day long and basically be a little kid again.

Oh and of course buy them everything and do whatever they wanted regardless of cost and trouble to go thru.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:06 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Probably my kids would have liked for me to have more energy to keep up with them, and not to have had to work so much on weekends.
When they were younger they made repeated request that I give them more freedom and not be so "overprotective". Making them wear bicycle helmets was just awful.
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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They did not inherit Aspergers? I was under impression that it is hard NOT to inherit.

Maybe the kids of Asperger parents find the lifestyle so comforting and tranquil and reassuring, that they assume the lifestyle, even if they don't have Asperger neurological wiring. They become Ersatz Aspies, and as such, exhibit the only known symptoms, which are behavioral. The genetic status of Aspergers has, as far as I know, not been established.

Consider the possibility that non-neural Aspergers is analogous to Anorexia --- a behavioral rebellion against forms of socialization that are traumatic to the child. Just my own theory, but a fascinating one.

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Old 05-26-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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My guess:

The 13-year-old girl: Give me more allowance. Say yes to everything. Buy me stuff. Quit making me do dumb stuff like chores. Quit buying vegetables and trying to make me eat them.

The developmentally disabled 11-year-old girl (if she could grasp the question and answer): Build a giant perpetual-motion device that I can stare at for hours, and don't get on my case about my flapping. Let me watch Annie over and over again while we all sing along. Let me eat Cheetos and goldfish crackers until I barf.

The 5-year-old boy: Stop buying potatoes. Give me endless amounts of Legos, Voltron cartoons and cake.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Oh my gosh, I will actually have to ask them, and see what kind of answer they give me (this could be scary)! But until then, my guess would be:

Ten year old daughter - Quit asking her to do stuff, take her to the mall and buy her lots of clothes very often, and for me to stop getting so frustrated when she argues with me and just let her have her way!

Twelve year old son - Quit nagging at him to brush his teeth and take a shower, let him pig out on all the junk food that he wants, and let him not do his homework and get bad grades!
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: NE Oklahoma
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My oldest (16).. Let her do anything she wants and not insist she does any chores, cleans bedroom, or isn't disrespectful. Let her wear anything she wants (baggy, dirty, sloppy) and not insist she brushes either hair or teeth every day at least one time.

Youngest (12) Let her do anything she wants, no chores, buy all the clothes she wants in her "style" that she likes I can't be doing that...sorry.
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