We brought my brother a scooter even though he doesn’t know how to ride yet.
Hopefully he will. Nothing too expensive (because we don’t know whether he’ll do it or not) but it’s a task we set ourselves to see whether he can do it. And I believe he will, just like he has with everything else. Again, it’ll require time but I think he’s already showing signs of actually conquering it. Ok sure he might put both of his feet on top instead of one put he pushes himself forward with his own weight. It’s really cute!
I think a key thing is letting him explore and see for himself how it works before teaching him how to actually do it.
One of the biggest improvements has to be my brother’s diet. I mean, yes he’s still picky but he’s a bit more open to a few more things like:
- Bread and biscuits dipped in tea (HAS to be dipped in tea or milk so it softens- biscuits vary)
- He’ll have anything meaty as long as it’s not chewy and has zero spices because he can’t take the heat!
- Crisps of all sorts minus strong flavours like prawn and cocktail, salt and vinegar bbq etc: he’ll basically have cheese and onion and ready salted
- Cheese and onion pasty
…. and a few more things but that’s all I can think of from the top of my head.
But looking at this short list beings a huge smile to my face because compared to before, where he’d only have things like boiled rice or weetabix, both with the same consistency and texture, he’s much more open to other textures and tastes and it’s a massive step for him. I think it comes down to trying. Even when you know they won’t taste it, it’s better to try. And I think that’s what’s worked.