Parents as Non-Authority: 5150s and Bathroom Privileges - Page 4
For now I am lucky that my son’s teachers and principal consult me when there is question as to how to best approach his needs. But that may not always be the case. It might be something “minor” like telling him he can’t go to the bathroom in middle school, or major like seeing him in tears and unable to come up with words in his panic, so they just cart him off to the mental ward.
Of course my hope is that my son continues to mature and grow, but puberty is a tumultuous time for anyone, spectrum or not. While control shifts from the parent to the soon-adult-child, these added not-parent authorities have the potential to stir up more trouble.