My goodness, I've been silent here for a while, but with good reason! Last month, Sam, Kaydee and I packed up all our belongings and moved two hours east to move in with my boyfriend, who teasingly told me that his moniker should be Stud. So, Stud it is!
Stud is a single father of two girls, ages 13 and 10, who live with him/us. I haven't come up with pseudonyms for them yet, but I will soon. He's a stay-at-home dad to boot, so that means I'll still be bringing home the bacon. That works for me, as I have been out of work for the past month and have been going crazy. I'm waiting to hear if I got my dream job, so hopefully I'll be back in the workforce soon.
Big changes and changes in routine are hard for kids with Asperger's Syndrome, but Sam's been doing pretty good. He's really taken to Stud and while he's still figuring out his place with the girls, he's getting better. He's even met another little boy just a couple years older than him who has Asperger's Syndrome too. Sam's never met another Aspie before, and it's really cute watching them interact.
Here's a good article about setting up family routines for your Aspie. I wrote it a while ago, but I need to revisit it soon so we can begin setting up new structure for our household!
Children with Asperger's Syndrome thrive on routines and schedules. While it takes some willpower on your part, making a family schedule will help the time your child spends at home be more successful.
And since this isn't the first time Sam and Kaydee have had to move house, I have this article to share as well.
Packing and moving house can be traumatic for young kids. Use these tips to make the transition easier!