How to keep your child under control in public

by Anna
(The Special Life)

If you're a parent of a child with autism, aspergers, add or adhd, then chances are you dread to go out with your kid, right?

If your child is anything like mine, then he's okay for a while, but then can lose it quickly, especially if he's tired or hungry.

And when he loses it, he can get very loud and very out of control - the last thing you want to deal with when you're in public.

In desperation one day, I found a game on my phone (a Blackberry) and handed it to him.

Immediate relief!

My guy has Aspergers, and so anything that even remotely resembles a computer game has his attention. And, because I always have my phone with me, it's great, because I've always got a way to keep him quiet and controlled, without having to coax, cajole or threaten. And without making a scene in public.

Once I knew this technique worked, I went looking for kids games that I could download onto my Blackberry.

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