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Before I begin, being a dad is zero percent biological and 100 percent showing up. I have five children. One of my children is from my wife's previous marriage. I love him with all of my heart and origin of his DNA has nothing to do with it. I show up every day, do the hard things to raise him, teach him how to be an adult, and be the best dad I can be. ...


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What this answer will not focus on: I guess you already know that many autistic people have a hard time with changes to fixed routines. I assume there are tips about this that can be found online - otherwise this facet of your question might deserve to be asked in it's own question. What you describe: You write that he is okay when he is only with you or ...


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I recommend starting with acknowledging and accepting the feelings your siblings have toward each other (or in general). Specific acts do not have to be necessarily accepted. In particular, real physical fighting (as opposed to play fighting) should be off-limits in most cases. See more about this and many other useful tips in Faber and Mazlish (2012). ...


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At 8 months, it's possible your son is going to through his stranger anxiety phase where he will be more reserved around new people. Similarly this is where separation anxiety from his primary caregivers is the highest. Even though your son is with his extended family he may not be comfortable with them yet and still views them as strangers. The idea is to ...


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