Autism Spectrum


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Trying not to be a bossy mother

I know that my son is just not going to be able to research TAFE courses and work out what he’d like to study by himself. I’m expecting to have to help him a lot.


But I really must make sure that I am not taking over and being bossy. It will take much longer to slowly teach him how to be more independent in his study choices.


But I need to bite the bullet and summon patience and make sure that he’s contributing as much as he can.  And that I push him more and more, little by little. Exhausting!


We’ve had advice from the school careers counsellor that we need to get down to our local TAFE and get to know the careers person there. So that’s the next step. 

Seana S.


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