Catherine is borderline for high functioning autism. We are still working on whether or not to have her tested...or what to do really. Things have gone from bad to worse with her anxiety, behaviors, unflexibility, she is regressing to immature behaviors, having fits of uncontrollable crying...it has been really really hard. She is seeing a psychologist right now who we really like and who I think will be a great help...but we haven't found the right doctor for her yet. We are still working on that and on what to do as far as testing or waiting.
The hardest part is home. Most especially bedtime, but pretty much any time at home. She does great in school...loves the structure of it and the routine I think, and she is very smart. What are some things I can start doing at home to make life easier for her and for us? Things have been hard enough with Lindsey (and I know that is adding to all of this) but Catherine's issues are really the huge stress of my life right now. My husband is not helping because he just thinks it is all a big discipline issue...and honestly when he is here, it is much worse. But at the same time, I can't let her get away with her behaviors.