Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween DRAMA

Calliope thinks she's going trick or treating with a couple friends from school.
Problems with this plan: 14 is too old to collect candy from neighbors, kids she knows from school have problems like hers' or worse, any trouble she gets into puts younger kids at risk of being snatched by child welfare clowns, she is unable to read people's intentions or motivation- unable to keep herself safe with other people.
Last night there was yelling and swearing and more yelling after I mentioned that there would be supervision. Children need supervision; teens need it too. There is no way I can approve of an autistic child with mental illnesses going out without a responsible adult nearby and on alert.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with ya and its hard trying to get your children to understand too. You have their safety as well as others to think about.