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Before we started medication, we set up a small trampoline with net in our garage. Every morning before school he would go out there for about 10-20 minutes and bounce to his little legs couldn’t go anymore. Back then and now, as long as everybody is having fun, there’s no intentional destruction of property and no one is getting hurt, when my son is home and playing I don’t mind if things get a little chaotic and loud. If it gets to be too loud, outside they go.

Home is our safe zone. Sure we spend time with homework, chores and practicing our coping skills – but its also a place to let loose and not worry about if he’s following all the social norms and rules.

Current favorite games: talking (more like screaming) through the air vents to talk to his siblings in another room and mega star wars light saber battles (complete with sound effects). LOL.