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What does and doesn’t work for Polar Bear

In this blog post I share what parenting strategies do and do not work for my eldest son; Polar Bear (currently 12). In the previous blog post I explored what things impact my parenting strategies, you can read this┬áHere What does work As I mentioned in the previous post, logic and facts work best. If …

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Avoidance =compliance

Avoidance = compliance…no, really, it does. Well, it’s worked for me. Although this was neither deliberate nor known at the time. You see, I find this whole parenting rather difficult sometimes, and I’m human, and PDA, so yeah…I avoid parenting. I try my best, honestly I do, but it seems that sometimes doing tasks for …

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Accepting half-compliance

Monkey has started the half-compliance. It’s where you give the child a demand and they sort of do the demand whilst retaining control themselves. If you tell Monkey to sit on the chair he will sit on the floor. If you tell him he can have one sweet he will say ‘two sweets’ in his …

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The brushing of the teeth.

Teeth brushing. A common problem in many an Autistic household. A problem which has, in the past, been a problem in this house. Whether it’s the feel of the brush, the taste of the toothpaste or the demand of having to brush our teeth, the problem seems to make something that should be a small, …

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