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The first important thing is obviously to move the tone of the conversation from "What is wrong with me?" to "In what ways am I different from neurotypical people?". The latter then is not something where you tell her, but rather where you assist her in figuring out the answer (and listen to what she says about it). It may already be ...


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Arno gave some solid advice already, but I'm going to add to it from my own experiences as a child tutor and single mother to my 4-year-old son, and the advice I've received from multiple trusted childcare providers, friends who majored in child psychology, and my therapist who has decades of experience and specializes in working with children who aren't ...


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This is from personal experience growing up as "probably somewhat on the spectrum but not enough to be diagnosed with something", and talking with other people in simular circumstances. Since you mention teaching empathy, I'd actually recommend putting this off for the time being. We typically teach children empathy but asking them to put ...


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