Asperger's and parental stress

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Asperger's and parental stress

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Well, to deal with my own stress caused by a son with Asperger's, I found the most important thing I need to do is take care of myself. I'm a much better parent and much better understanding and much more compassionate if I'm not tired and I'm not hungry and I'm not stressed. So it's really ultra-important for me to take care of myself. I need to get my exercise, I need to eat right, and it's forcing me to be really good to myself. I need to go surfing and let go of all this stress because it's there, I can't deny that it's there, and I need a way to get it out. So I go to the ocean and let it go, and come back after that and I'm a great dad. But that's the most important thing.

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Ron is a licensed architect, and has been in private practice for 15 years. He attended Cal Poly SLO for his undergrad, and his graduate study was done at the University of Copenhagen. His is the father of three, two sons and a daughter.

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