Hi all, i have a couple of ongoing concerns with my daughters and my friends and family although fantastic don't have the experience you guys do with fasd!
Firstly Shaughna, she doesn't appear to know how to play, can't entertain herself or talk about what she enjoys doing, all she wants to do all the time is look at minecraft video's on you tube, she's not even really bothered about pkaying the game! Obviously i need to limit screen time but she just doesn't know what to do with herself and will wander around aimlessly until given a specific task to do,. She also have severe memory problems and cannot remember eating etc so notsure if thats part of it, any idea how to help her?
Secondly Beth, she is very hard to manage at the moment, cannot deal with being asked to do something like set the table, tidy up or get ready for bed, these are all major flash points, we stick to a consistent routine but she is a nightmare, wants to be doing what she wants, when she wants, how she wants without challenge, she constantly demands attention and needs to be the centre of attention all the time, but as we have two children with fasd thats not always possible, she manipulates, lies constantly and becomes aggressive when challenged. I really don't want to get into a situation where our family dynamic revolves around her because i don't feel like that is preparing her for life outside of the home.
I should probably say they are 9!
So there you go, two completely different problems but any advice would be greatly appreciated x x