AIBU to keep DS off school for this??
Autvet · 29/06/2017 06:12
Don't know what to do for the best... DS 9, has ASD,been awake since 1.30 am just... because! Probably anxiety about something ( I am trying to work on this) ... should I keep him off school or send him??
GrumpyInsomniac · 29/06/2017 06:23
It's a tough one. My son does not have ASD but I have when he was younger kept him off in similar circumstances, as I didn't want to set him up to fail, so to speak, and I knew the day would not go at all well on that little sleep.
So you wouldn't be unreasonable, in my book. How does your son respond to last minute changes in routine? I'm guessing you're trying to avoid a meltdown, but it can be tough to find that right balance
HareTodayDragonTomorrow · 29/06/2017 07:22
Pre-empt it! What are your usual strategies when he is over tired?
Easy to eat dinner / favourite food.
Get a new film / let him watch his favourite.
As soon as he gets in preface everything with "I know you must be tired, so let me help you with that." Bag sorting, homework, whatever.
"I know you're tired, that's no excuse for rudeness/hitting your sister, lets do this instead."
Try to re-inforce his feeling awful is linked to no sleep.
Plan for a crap evening and you'll find it easier!
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