Friday, December 3, 2010

Sympathy Illness?

My 13 year old is going through puberty and she has inherited the family issue of migraines.

The other day, my 10 year old Aspie called from school saying she had a migraine. She described the blurry vision, the sick stomache and then the pain. She also cried. So it seems she is genuinely feeling it. But, could she be having sympathy pains from her sister? My Aspie certainly has sensory issues. There is also this little problem that she now hates school because a couple of girls have been beating up on her.

So, with your Aspie, how do you know when they are genuinely ill and when they are just overwhelmed? Do you also face these kids of difficulties? I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences.


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