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The Personality and the Finger

all but my 3rd finger from left has a growth

Well, my Aspie got mad at someone in PE and flipped them off.  He had to go to the principals’ office for the rest of the class period.

When I confronted the school, last fall, about the student who was bullying their teacher, and getting away with it… they said “that is just her personality”.

So I said, that is just his personality.  But then I explained why that is his personality.

a response to the school:

I am not making excuses for my son.

You do know that he has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, which
is a form of Autism.  His filter’s don’t work like yours and mine.

I agree that this was an appropriate punishment.

He lacks the social skills to understand that an immediate response is
not appropriate.  Although he has made great strides this year in the
area of social skills development, he has a long way to go.  I
appreciate your efforts in this area.

Tanner says the first thing that comes to mind.  That is his nature
and personality.  It is not always appropriate.  Much like a person
with Tourette’s Syndrome needs allowances for the things they say and
do, my son needs to have the same consideration.

I am not saying that what he did was ok. I am saying that our kids need to be held to the same standard. If it is just their personality….



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