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~Tristan's Mama~ 19 weeks Due September 8; 1 child; Oregon 3430 posts
status 27th Dec '12
Quoting Anthony's Mommy ♥:" Totally normal. Most of the parents of the children I work with (who all have different diagnoses-aspergers, ... [snip!] ... odd, adhd) have to start the bedtime routine earlier than 8 because it typically takes longer to do everything."

It isnt the routine that starts at 7. That I would understand. They are in their rooms, doors shut, lights off, no tv at 7 everynight. No matter what.

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
27th Dec '12
Quoting Tristan's Mommy!:" No, BUT I have cared for these kids since day one, including overnights on many, many occasions. I know ... [snip!] ... apartment next to them for a year and was there during my off time as well, so i know how they act with there parents, vs me. "


its not an early bedtime --- get the f**k over it and stop being stupid. take care of your own kids



if they're going down at that time, and thriving it is good for them. back the f**k off you weirdo

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
27th Dec '12
Quoting Tristan's Mommy!:" It isnt the routine that starts at 7. That I would understand. They are in their rooms, doors shut, lights off, no tv at 7 everynight. No matter what."


uhhhh and what exactly is wrong with that?

Gone 17 kids; Miami, FL, United States 15414 posts
27th Dec '12
Quoting Tristan's Mommy!:" It isnt the routine that starts at 7. That I would understand. They are in their rooms, doors shut, lights off, no tv at 7 everynight. No matter what."


I still personally see nothing wrong with that. For many children who take Melatonin it is beneficial for them to get more sleep and I've noticed if they don't they can barely function the next day.

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
27th Dec '12
Quoting Tristan's Mommy!:" No, BUT I have cared for these kids since day one, including overnights on many, many occasions. I know ... [snip!] ... apartment next to them for a year and was there during my off time as well, so i know how they act with there parents, vs me. "

Totally different to babysit a SN child and live with one 24/7. Honestly, as the mother of an autistic child, I find your attitude and post rude and offensive. I think you're being a b***h to your sister and need to get a grip and understand just how f**king hard it is to raise a child with autism.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
27th Dec '12

You're not their mother. You don't have a sn kid. Just because you've watched them before means shit. Quit being judgemental of how your sister raises her kids. Like what was said before kids with autism NEED that stuff in order to sleep wnough because their brains don't fully shut down.

✿LilyBear09✿ 1 child; Oregon 5006 posts
27th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tristan's Mommy!:</b>" No, BUT I have cared for these kids since day one, including overnights on many, many occasions. I know ... [snip!] ... apartment next to them for a year and was there during my off time as well, so i know how they act with there parents, vs me. "</blockquote>




You don't spend everyday with them.. Anyone can do something for a day. Try everyday. I see nothing wrong with the way she does things. And of course they are different with you.. You're not their parent.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
27th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tristan's Mommy!:</b>" It isnt the routine that starts at 7. That I would understand. They are in their rooms, doors shut, lights off, no tv at 7 everynight. No matter what."</blockquote>




What is wrong with that?

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
27th Dec '12
Quoting Tristan's Mommy!:" It isnt the routine that starts at 7. That I would understand. They are in their rooms, doors shut, lights off, no tv at 7 everynight. No matter what."

It is recommended that ASD kids have no electronics, including TV, for 2 hrs before bedtime because the blue light emitted distrubts the sleep patterns even more.

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40235 posts
27th Dec '12
Quoting ✿LilyBear09✿:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tristan's Mommy!:</b>" No, BUT I have cared for these kids ... [snip!] ... I see nothing wrong with the way she does things. And of course the are different with you.. You're not their parent."


:!::!:

Gone 17 kids; Miami, FL, United States 15414 posts
27th Dec '12

I think all Moms, whether their children have special needs or not, are good Moms when they take care of themselves too and have time for themselves. If she's doing her job as a Mother during the day and puts her kids to bed a little early so she doesn't end up becoming extremely overwhelmed and having a nervous breakdown or flipping on them, then she's probably doing the best thing. My child doesn't have special needs and I still put him to bed early sometimes when he's being a lunatic and I'm overwhelmed because I think it's better to do that then to try to be supermom and end up losing it.

Silvia's Mama TTC since Jul 2013; 1 child; auburn, WA, United States 1217 posts
27th Dec '12

why are you so worried about it in the first place. She must have enough on her plate without you trying to butt in.

Danielle: Jack&Basil'sMom 2 kids; Raleigh, North Carolina 14528 posts
27th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tristan's Mommy!:</b>" It isnt the routine that starts at 7. That I would understand. They are in their rooms, doors shut, lights off, no tv at 7 everynight. No matter what."</blockquote>




So WHAT??



My bedtime routine starts at 6:30 and my kid is also in bed with everything shut off at 7.



What the f**k is wrong with that?

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
27th Dec '12

Holy shit I just reread your op. You are a horrible, judgemental person who obviously has nothing better to do than nitpick her own sister's parenting of her two autistic kids. Obviously it's different than how you would do it because you don't know what autistic children need. Leave your sister alone because you obviously have no idea what you're talking about. t**t.

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
27th Dec '12
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" uhhhh and what exactly is wrong with that?"


i was wondering the same, lol.. i noticed my daughter (not autistic) was being cranky during the day, and so i took the tv away from her at night. the next day, she was a whole new kid and had a great day at school! so, i'd assume for a kid with autism, it could help as well.