Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar: 15 Stellar Strategies for ASD Boy Teens

Hello, Champion Mums of ASD Teen Boys! Ready to dive into a toolbox of strategies to help your teen conquer the world? Let’s embark on this adventure with humour, heart, and a bit of mum’s magic – Aussie style, but with a universal twist!

1. Celebrate His Individuality: Your boy is one in a million! Embrace and celebrate his uniqueness, quirks and all.

2. Boosting Self-Esteem: Shower him with praise for both efforts and achievements. Every win, big or small, deserves a cheer!

3. Rocking Reward Systems: Set up creative reward systems. A little incentive can turn ‘meh’ tasks into missions accomplished.

4. Empowering Decision Making: Encourage him to make choices – from what to wear to what to eat. It’s decision-making practice in disguise.

5. Social Skills in Action: Use real-life situations to teach social skills. It’s like a rehearsal for the social stage of life.

6. Time Management Tricks: Help him manage his schedule. Being the master of his time is a super skill!

7. Sensory Smarts: Tune into his sensory needs. Comfort is key, from clothing to classroom settings.

8. A Haven of Calm: Create a calm space at home where he can relax and recharge. Every hero needs a hideout.

9. Friendship Focus: Guide him in making and maintaining friendships. Remember, it’s about quality, not quantity.

10. Tech as a Tool: Leverage technology for learning and socialising. Digital can be dazzling!

11. Body Language Lessons: Help him understand and use body language – it’s a silent but powerful form of communication.

12. Role-Playing Realities: Practice social scenarios through role-play. It’s fun with a side of learning.

13. Pursuing Passions: Encourage his interests and hobbies. They’re the gateway to confidence and skills.

14. Keeping Communication Open: Always keep the lines of communication open. A chat over a cuppa can work wonders.

15. Mum’s Support: Your Superpower: Your unwavering support and understanding are his secret weapons. Go, Super Mum!

Conclusion: With these 15 strategies, you’re not just raising an ASD teen; you’re guiding a future leader, thinker, and innovator. Here’s to your journey together!

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