Sir, like most 10-11 year old boys is not a fan of the face flannel. And he is most definitely not a fan of the toothbrush. However just lately I have seen a change in his attitudes towards personal care.
He will ‘brush’ his teeth every night now.. though how much he actually does I don’t know because he keeps his mouth closed.. but the fact that the brush is in there and he’s got toothpaste on it is a vast improvement.
He runs the water for his wash himself and uses the flannel to clean his face.. with a little help of course 😉
He will happily get in the bath and let me wash his hair – doesn’t like the shower though but never mind. He lets me use the hair dryer and last night he let me cut his toe nails 🙂
All of these are very important life skills and I am extremely happy that he is finally letting me do the stuff he used to fight me over.
Linking up with Jeanette at http://www.autismmumma.com/2015/04/small-steps-amazing-achievements-linky-15415/