Parenting a teen or young adult with Asperger syndrome : 325 ideas, insights, tips and strategies

By: Boyd, Brenda.
Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014Description: 240 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781849052825.Subject(s): AUTISM | ASPERGER SYNDROME | ADOLESCENTS | YOUNG ADULTS | PARENTING | SELF IMAGE | CHILD PARENT RELATIONSHIPS | COMMUNICATION | SOCIAL SKILLS | MENTAL HEALTH | DEPRESSION | CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR
Contents:
Introduction About the book Parents and other pivotal people Some Things Never Change The greatest need Looking after yourself Understanding Asperger Adolescence Understanding is crucial The work of understanding Key Insights 1. Asperger extremes 2. Fish out of water 3. Rates of development 4. Processing and sensory differences 5. Mind blindness 6. Rigidity 7. Social vulnerability The Best Approach Being calm and assertive Parenting with confidence Being pragmatic Encouraging motivation Avoiding conflict Your Relationship with Your Son or Daughter Being on the same side Giving him the benefit of the doubt Mutual respect Self Image Encourage him to have a positive self-regard Encourage him to have a positive attitude to Asperger syndrome Help shape core beliefs Communication that works Ready to listen, ready to talk Clear, honest and direct communication A Predictable World? Understanding control versus chaos Encouraging order and structure Setting boundaries and limits The Problem with People The social curriculum Emotions and nonverbal communication Positive social experiences Preparation for Adulthood Encouraging self awareness and responsibility Thinking about college and career Encouraging a positive outlook When Things Go Off the Rails Depression Challenging and destructive behaviour Tip Finder: A List of All the Ideas, Tips and Strategies in Order as they Appear Throughout the Book Useful websites Bibliography Index
Summary: "325 astute and practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies address the complex issues parents face during this crucial period of transition for their child with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder). The practical, bite-size suggestions focus on the vital importance of developing and nurturing an open and healthy relationship with your son or daughter. The easy-to-navigate format will suit busy parents wanting to locate advice to suit their particular needs. All the suggestions are designed to foster understanding and acceptance between family members and help the AS young person with common problem areas such as social vulnerability and peer relationships, self-esteem, anxiety and coping with change." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
List(s) this item appears in: Parenting teens. Jun 2016. Aug 2018 CM | Transition/leaving school. Nov 2019 CM | Asperger syndrome/ high functioning autism. July 2018 F | Parenting children with autism or ID July 2018 CM
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"325 astute and practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies address the complex issues parents face during this crucial period of transition for their child with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder). The practical, bite-size suggestions focus on the vital importance of developing and nurturing an open and healthy relationship with your son or daughter. The easy-to-navigate format will suit busy parents wanting to locate advice to suit their particular needs. All the suggestions are designed to foster understanding and acceptance between family members and help the AS young person with common problem areas such as social vulnerability and peer relationships, self-esteem, anxiety and coping with change." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE

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Introduction
About the book
Parents and other pivotal people
Some Things Never Change
The greatest need
Looking after yourself
Understanding Asperger Adolescence
Understanding is crucial
The work of understanding
Key Insights
1. Asperger extremes
2. Fish out of water
3. Rates of development
4. Processing and sensory differences
5. Mind blindness
6. Rigidity
7. Social vulnerability
The Best Approach
Being calm and assertive
Parenting with confidence
Being pragmatic
Encouraging motivation
Avoiding conflict
Your Relationship with Your Son or Daughter
Being on the same side
Giving him the benefit of the doubt
Mutual respect
Self Image
Encourage him to have a positive self-regard
Encourage him to have a positive attitude to Asperger syndrome
Help shape core beliefs
Communication that works
Ready to listen, ready to talk
Clear, honest and direct communication
A Predictable World?
Understanding control versus chaos
Encouraging order and structure
Setting boundaries and limits
The Problem with People
The social curriculum
Emotions and nonverbal communication
Positive social experiences
Preparation for Adulthood
Encouraging self awareness and responsibility
Thinking about college and career
Encouraging a positive outlook
When Things Go Off the Rails
Depression
Challenging and destructive behaviour
Tip Finder: A List of All the Ideas, Tips and Strategies in Order as they Appear Throughout the Book
Useful websites
Bibliography
Index

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I felt like I had made contact with someone who knows what I am going through with my two autistic boys. a good book for me to have permanently on my shelf due to its great lay-out, easy to find problem/answer format.

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