I recently wrote a post titled What is Wrong With You? (and only feel a little bit bad about the title). In it, I mention that my daughter will begin testing for Asperger’s next month and I wonder if it has anything to do with my genes or if we’re both just a couple of introverted outskirters.
Whatever the root cause, I’ve been working with her for while on basic social skills, namely:
- Look people in the eyes or they’ll think you’re a lying sociopath.
- Speak when spoken to even if the statement or question is incredibly stupid.
- The ridiculous necessity of small talk (Hint: You can always default to the weather.)
And yesterday I found out we’re not the only ones.
While waiting for my daughter’s turn for a hair cut, a woman walked in with a girl of around eleven that I assumed to be her daughter. They checked in and sat…
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