Laurie Hollman’s upcoming book, Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child’s Behavior, will be released October 13, 2015. There will be a book signing at the Book Revue, Huntington, Long Island, NY on October 16, 2015 at 7 PM. Nice place to meet up with other parents.
Children with Asperger Syndrome Grow and Grow When Parents Believe in Them
Meet some children with Asperger Syndrome. While it is generally thought that these children have difficulty with social engagement, there are great variations.
More difficult thinking such as, “What does Lou think about what Todd is thinking?”
which can be done by typical children at age six can be reached by children with Asperger
Syndrome by their teens. Again, the precise age is variable but parents can increase this ability
by helping their child think of another’s mind.
I am hoping that as parents use Parental Intelligence they will advance their high functioning autistic children’s ability to understand others’ points of view by playing pretend with them, using feeling language, and reading stories often asking what different characters think and feel.
“Everyone becomes interested in others points of view. When mothers and fathers use Parental Intelligence, it will help children with high functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome engage with others. Parental Intelligence focuses on stepping back to understand your child’s reactions, self-reflecting to understand your reactions understanding your child’s mind, understanding your child’s stage of development, and problem solving. When a parent goes through this process, they know their child in new ways and their child is grateful that their parent is attentive to their needs, wants, feelings, and intentions.
Author’s Note: If you are a parent with a child with Aspergers who would like to read a chapter from my upcoming book, Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child’s Behavior. a story about a four-year-old just diagnosed with Asperger’s who has a stay-at-home father, a working mother, and two older brothers in a loving family, please let me know and I will send it to you. I’d love to hear your comments and reactions.
Laurie Hollman’s book, Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child’s Behavior, will be released October 13, 2015.