Over the last three years, I have been really trying to learn and figure out how to properly navigate this world of having a child with Down syndrome. I am a major work in progress as a mom to all three of my children, not just Archie, but he obviously adds some unique aspects to motherhood. The one part I am still trying to figure out how to handle with tact, grace and patience is other people's reactions to my son. It is such a huge spectrum. One that I encounter often is the, "Archie should get away with things and get special treatment because he has Down syndrome" philosophy.
Why you should NOT let your dog lick your face - and it's not just about germs
No, Actually, It's Not OK For My Son To Lick You | HuffPost Life
A few weeks ago, a behavior popped up after a long absence: finger licking and face rubbing. This time, my son nonverbal, severe autism added a new twist — a much more complex presentation of this behavior : he licked his fingers and rubbed vigorously around his mouth with one hand, then the other hand, and finished up by frantically rubbing his fingers together. The skin around his mouth was red and rubbed raw, with tiny white blisters popping up on his cheeks. It took three long walks over three days to address this issue often I use long walks as a time to work on behaviors.
Autism, finger licking and face rubbing, again! TAGteach victory, again!
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. I would say to my child, that's what animals do, not humans. I could just vomit at the thought of any adult licking my little face. I feel a nightmare coming on
It may be the way your beloved pet dog shows affection, but there are some serious health and behavioral risks attached. Companionship, loyalty, an excuse to leave the house - there are some things dog are excellent at providing. Not even the most passionate dog-lover , however, would argue our canine chums are blessed with minty-fresh breath. That said, that doesn't stop a few of us from letting our pet dogs give us a friendly lick from time to time. But allowing this to happen, however, could be putting your health seriously at risk.