5. What can I do to prevent my child having problems with the law?

Prevention is extremely important:

  • Talk to your child early about safety, ownership, right and wrong. Repeat these conversations often
  • Minimize negative influences: get to know your child’s friends and their parents and supervise interactions when you can. Help your child find good mentor, role models and friends that do not use drugs or alcohol or

3. How can I help my child with FASD in school?

FASD is beginning to be more recognized and accommodated in schools. However, this recognition is new, and some schools may be more aware than others about FASD. When working with the school, present yourself as a resource who will make things better for the child and easier for the teacher. Encourage the school to consult

4. My child is experiencing challenging behaviours. How do I help them?

Children with FASD can repeat things well but they often have difficulty understanding what is being said and expressing how they are feeling. Challenging behaviour can be your child telling you that something is wrong, but they do not have the ability to express what is wrong at that point in time.

Suggestions to help:

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2. When should I tell my child they have FASD?

The best time to tell a child they have FASD will be different for each child. A good time could be when your child starts asking questions about why things are different for them or when they notice they are different than other children. Begin as soon as you see your child questioning their challenges,

1. What’s the most important thing I can do for my child with FASD?

Even though there is no cure for FASD, there are things you can do help your child reach their full potential:

  • Give your child continual encouragement. Nurture their strengths and abilities.
  • Nurture their strengths and abilities.
  • Get an early diagnosis (before 6 years of age)
  • Ensure your child has special education/support services that understand FASD