Re: Is This Autistic Behavior
I know that Devin's first day of school was really hard for me. I went to drop him off,I walked him inside, and he immediately saw the other kids, and ran to play, after a few seconds, he looked to me and said, "Oh , Mom, you're still here? I'm gonna' go play now, okay?" I was happy tht I had taught him the confidence to just get right in there and play with kids that he had never met, but I was crushed that he never even looked back as I left. The little trooper!! I will never forget when I went to pick him up. As I walked past a group of kids, one pointed to Devin and said "it was that kid, mommy" UT OH! what had he done? well, it seems that having a preschooler that can read can be a dangerous thing. He read the word "Pull" on the fire alarm. OOOOOPS, guess we should have covered that one at home ahead of time. Devin was his usual self at school. But as he has gotten older he has learned that school is different, expectations are different, and he HAS to be different at school than at home. Don't all kids? Be proud Mom, you have taught him well. As far as answering questions that the teacher has asked of him, the other kids were doing it, right? He wants to be a part of what is going on, and that's a great thing.