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Pumpkin2000 Tue 05-Jan-16 20:07:45

My son has just recently been diagnosed with ADHD and Aspergers traits. We as a family are coming to terms with as he is now a teenager!

Is swearing a trait of ADHD & Aspergers I cannot see that it is but it might be?

PolterGoose Tue 05-Jan-16 21:15:56

Hello smile

This is what I put on your other thread:
If you think about it language and communication difficulties are central to autism and poor impulse control to ADHD so swearing is not uncommon! But teens do swear anyway wink

Can I ask what sort of swearing?

My ds swears like a navvy, but for him it's progress as to a certain extent swearing has replaced violence. I've always said 'use words' and now he is grin

Pumpkin2000 Tue 05-Jan-16 21:52:19

Hi ya yes I saw that but am new to using this site! it seems to b f***ing this & that anytime I ask him to do something it is always an effort, but I guess that is due to being a teenager!

PolterGoose Tue 05-Jan-16 21:54:54

I mostly ignore expressive swearing as long as its grammatically correct grin

But I do challenge for swearing at people.

My 'rule' I guess is that I'll allow swearing as I know it helps him express himself, but if he uses it abusively he will lose the 'privilege' and if he swears at school he has to take the consequences. It's worked well so far.

Mrsmoneyworries Wed 06-Jan-16 10:08:48

Wow, I'm so pleased you asked this question.

I've never connected the increased swearing with the decreased violence. Makes total sense now!

Pumpkin2000 Wed 06-Jan-16 17:03:22

Many thanks

OneInEight Wed 06-Jan-16 17:50:16

The language at ds1's school and ds2's ex-school (both specialist for ASD and ADHD) was something to behold so I am guessing it is a fairly common trait! Mine swear profusely blush when stressed but we try and discourage it at other times.

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