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Asberger's And Celiac Disease

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. I finally found out that the little league has a specail league, which i've signed him up for - he is interested in baseball but just cant handle the socail pressures.

My son is incredibly athletic, and he's good at every sport he plays. But, he's SOOOO ultra competitive that he can't handle anything less than perfection, and when there is a "goof" and he's not responsible, he gets soooo upset and angry. We've tried to curtail the competitivness, but his doctor says it's part of the nature of the beast, perfectionism ranks high, in all aspects, with some aspies. We tried letting him play team soccer, and it ended miserably. He was good though, so his coach wants us to try again this fall. I'm not as optimistic. =( Sadly.

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My son is incredibly athletic, and he's good at every sport he plays. But, he's SOOOO ultra competitive that he can't handle anything less than perfection, and when there is a "goof" and he's not responsible, he gets soooo upset and angry. We've tried to curtail the competitivness, but his doctor says it's part of the nature of the beast, perfectionism ranks high, in all aspects, with some aspies. We tried letting him play team soccer, and it ended miserably. He was good though, so his coach wants us to try again this fall. I'm not as optimistic. =( Sadly.

Has he tried individual athletic competition in things such as running, swimming, race walking, gymnastics, bicycling, tennis, etc.? Even though schools have teams for many of those things, he would be less dependent on what others did than he would be in something like soccer. Plus you wouldn't have to deal with ultra-competitive moms, gluten-riddled team snacks, and stuff like that. :blink: (Yes, been there ~ done that!)

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I HIGHLY recommend martial arts. My son did Tae Kwon Do, and I can't say enough good things about what it did for him. His instructor was extremely sensitive and patient, and had one of the black belt adults work one-on-one with him for a year and a half until he was ready to test for his first stripe (which usually only takes 6 weeks). He is now a second-degree black belt, and has gained confidence, listening skills, coordination, patience, and well-deserved pride in himself. He also has a couple of trophies, and has also taken part in fund-raisers led by the Tae Kwon Do school.

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Plus you wouldn't have to deal with ultra-competitive moms, gluten-riddled team snacks, and stuff like that. :blink: (Yes, been there ~ done that!)

Or, jerky dads who are more competitive... in the "I couldn't play sports as a kid so I'm going to make sure my kid pummles all the other kids" way.

He hasn't attempted any sports other than baseball and soccer, as of yet. He did take karate for 3 years, but gave it up because it conflicted with cubscouts, and he was really wanting to be a scout. We've since had to quite scouting, since the entire turn and focus has become all about camping. And, he has absolutely NO interest in camping.

He's very interested in tennis, we may try that.

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