by Stoner Betty aged 50
Cannabis helps me to be a better mother by Betty, the mother of an Autistic teen with Tourette’s, who’s just punched his tv in frustration and smashed it.
Betty’s son gets very angry and frustrated with certain games on his Xbox. He’s never quite sure which ones make him angry until after the fact. All do-gooder parents of non autistic teens, are probably thinking ‘well just don’t let him go on it then’.
Whilst parents of autistic teens will know the struggle.
Betty’s son uses his Xbox for socialising, he isn’t very good with socialising in person, but has a good group of friends online that understand him and he gets on well with.
Betty’s son rarely leaves the house, only for school (and that’s only when he decides to go) or to visit a Theme Park, as that is his special interest. Betty who is 50 now, is getting too old for the rollercoasters but she’s still going for it, Betty doesn’t share this special interest, but she likes to keep her son happy.
Unfortunately Betty and her son found out the hard way which game made him angry today and why, but it did cost the price of a 48inch tv.
Betty who is a single parent, also has autism, bipolar and a number of other serious mental health conditions, and has just started using cannabis as a mood stabiliser.
Lucky for Betty’s son. If she wasn’t using this medication the situation would have escalated quite quickly, and became a huge row, with groundings, punishments, shouting, crying,the whole parent versus child thing.
Instead Betty calmly assessed the situation, dealt with it and moved on, all within a matter of minutes.
Betty’s son had a suitable punishment for the crime and everybody lived happily ever after. Until next time.
Parenting an Autistic child advice from Betty is not only from a cannabis point of view. It’s also from an Autistic child’s view too, as Betty remembers only too well, her childhood with undiagnosed Autism.
Betty has lots of advice, from parenting. parenting a child with Autism & Tourettes .Mental health, depression, Anxiety, suicide and suicidal thoughts. Betty would love to share her advice with the whole world.