Question... please any BM's or SM's
I have an SD10 who I think is on the spectrum, but then she does things that I don't think an autistic child would do. I am not a professional so I wouldn't know :?
So on to my question... I have a BS4 who already showers himself, he knows how to wash his hair, his body, even his face... did I mention he does this HIMSELF??!!! Yes, I am in the bathroom with him, but he doesn't want me to wash him anymore. I don't have a daughter of my own nor have I truly raised my SD10. Yes I have taken care of my SD since she was 2 but never full time like now. My issue is that she doesn't know how to shower herself!!! Yes you read it right... She DOES NOT know how to shower herself. She is 10 and I have to supervise her shower time. I have tried teaching her how to wash her hair and she still doesn't know how to. She will wash only part of her hair and totally miss the other half. She only washes her arms and will totally "forget" to wash her legs even FEET!! eeww!! I ask her why she doesn't wash her feet and she tells me because she can't reach them. REALLY!! :jawdrop: uumm ok!
She gets upset that I walk in, yes I KNOCK and let her know I am walking in, and tell her how to wash herself. SO I guess my question is...
Is this normal?? Shouldn't 10 year olds know how to wash themselves? Any answers, suggestions, or comments will be appreciated!