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    A was really late walking, but pretty early verbally. My mom also waited on me hand and foot and (from my understanding of what shes told me) would basically growl at people who disturbed our zen. Behaviorally, I was really normal. I suppose just uncoordinated. But, I have to attribute alot of it to my mom, it was legendary how much she babied me. She still talks about it to this day.

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    ^ That's kind of cute, actually. What you said about being good-looking, although I admit it sounds off-putting at first- I also have to say, I thank my lucky stars that my son is as adorable as he is. He's just a happy, cute kid and that seems to make people want to help him rather than exclude him, both adults and his peers.

    What advice would you give a young person who was struggling with being awkward and uncoordinated?

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    Well, to her son, first off i would say get him a nice electric razor that has an extention for side burns. I havent used a hand razor for over a year. Although i may not be as bad as her son (and also have more experience and knowledge of how to control my hands) I still avoid those razors because they are (a)unncessary for my teenage caliber facial hair and (b) require a bit of concentration for me.

    Probably the second thing that I wanted to tell her is that its gonna be harder for him to write papers (and also do general writing hw) than for other kids.
    Although im willing to bet that hes really smart, hes still gonna have problems writing up hw and papers because his handwriting is so bad. This will frustrate both of you. She needs to go buy him a program called dragon speak so he can get his papers written with more ease. Teachers will tell her not to do this, "that he'll never learn if he does it that way DOYYYY" but their mostly wrong. Yeah, he does need to learn to use his hands as best as possible, but this is something that im about to buy and that would help anyone.

    Thats the most practical advice i can give. Oh, and in general, dont put him in positions where he gets frustrated at himself for being bad at motor tasks (aka with his hands and athletically in general). Im sorry, but he'll always be not as good as every one else at it, lol. Uncordinated is something you learn to live with, not something you can make go away. Tell him to choose hobbies that arent as motor focused.

    OKay, ill shut up now.

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    I'll try to remember those things- my kid is just 9 now, but he'll need the shaving advice soon enough, I guess. Sigh.

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    I do feel lucky that his teachers let him use the iPad to write as much as possible at school- he doesn't have terrible handwriting, but he does write slowly.

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    I wanna show u my notebook lol. aka me writing really fast and haphazardly.
    @Ivy

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    lol, pics or it didn't happen.

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    Oh bother. Here comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by collierm48 View Post
    Well, to her son, first off i would say get him a nice electric razor that has an extention for side burns. I havent used a hand razor for over a year. Although i may not be as bad as her son (and also have more experience and knowledge of how to control my hands) I still avoid those razors because they are (a)unncessary for my teenage caliber facial hair and (b) require a bit of concentration for me.

    Probably the second thing that I wanted to tell her is that its gonna be harder for him to write papers (and also do general writing hw) than for other kids.
    Although im willing to bet that hes really smart, hes still gonna have problems writing up hw and papers because his handwriting is so bad. This will frustrate both of you. She needs to go buy him a program called dragon speak so he can get his papers written with more ease. Teachers will tell her not to do this, "that he'll never learn if he does it that way DOYYYY" but their mostly wrong. Yeah, he does need to learn to use his hands as best as possible, but this is something that im about to buy and that would help anyone.

    Thats the most practical advice i can give. Oh, and in general, dont put him in positions where he gets frustrated at himself for being bad at motor tasks (aka with his hands and athletically in general). Im sorry, but he'll always be not as good as every one else at it, lol. Uncordinated is something you learn to live with, not something you can make go away. Tell him to choose hobbies that arent as motor focused.

    OKay, ill shut up now.
    I was thinking an electric razor might be our best bet. He, thankfully, still looks cute-ish (kind of like Rick Moranis) and he is funny, at least to teachers. But he's looking unkempt, which is not good. The only problem is he has always hated electric clippers. I generally tip like crazy when he gets his hair cut because of that, because I know it's more work.

    With my older son, I've gotten arrangements worked out with teachers so that he can type his papers at home and email them in. My younger son's speech is very stammery and he refuses to learn how to pronounce the two TH sounds properly so I am not sure he could do speech recognition. Like Ivy's son, their handwriting isn't awful but so slow that they lose their trains of thought before they can get stuff written down a lot of the time.

    We're not any of us athletes. I think sports are mostly stupid anyway. I'm 85% certain my husband is on the spectrum and I am pretty nerdy, so we don't expect our kids to be jocks or anything.
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    @cafe @Ivy

    DISCLAIMER: what you are about to see is not a pretty sight. My hopes are that what you are about to see will neither scar you, nor change your opinion of me in anyway. Here is my quick hand scribble scrabble so i dont loose my train of thought.

    Here it comes


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