Qualities and Difficulties
This week on Parenthood, ‘Qualities and Difficulties,’ Adam and Kristina sit down with Max. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, Max wants to know about autism – what is it? Adam starts off talking about disabilities, and Kristina corrects him, but their explanation isn’t anything Max can really understand, and his lack of response triggers his parents’ emotions. Asperger’s is tough to deal with but they will, and no matter what happens they’ll always love him. And no, no one else in the family has it, only Max. When Kristina starts crying, Max asks to go to his room and runs off. Adam tries to give Kristina some support, but she tells him to stop and dissolves in a puddle of sobs.
In this clip Adam and Kristina make an appointment with Dr. Pelikan to discuss telling Max about Asperger’s.
How do you react to this clip? Do you agree with Dr. Pelikan’s advice?
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