It's hard to overstate the value of self-esteem. It supercharges our brains to give us ideas and energy. It makes us feel and look better. But the dark side to this equation is that a lack of self-esteem has the opposite effect.
It can take any teacher a while to figure out the strengths and challenges of children at the beginning of a school year. A child with Asperger Syndrome, or a similar autism spectrum disorder, may not benefit from waiting to be figured out.
Another summer is coming. How can you help your child use it to make things better for the next school year? If your child has Asperger Syndrome or autism, you might consider making it “the summer of social skills.”
Will your child with Asperger Syndrome or a similar condition be bullied this school year? Unless you have an unusual situation, the odds say yes. If it happens, will school staff respond appropriately?