Reply To: Taking things literally


Hi, my son is 25 now and still does this, but he is more self aware that he is doing it and gets less upset about it. You are doing a great job by helping your son understand what people actually meant. I used to try and find books and stories to read to him which we could then relate to taking things literally and hopefully laugh about. Also his Dad takes things literally too, so I could say to my son “what did you really mean when you said that to your Dad, because he thinks you meant something different!!” So he could see it from the other persons point of view. Eventually instead of getting upset he would say “what do you mean?”. Hope that helps a bit! X