Autistic Teen's Brutal Honesty Sparks Family Drama 😱

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We all know that honesty is the best policy, but sometimes the truth hurts. A mom is facing backlash from her family after her autistic son's blunt honesty causes tension. The 15-year-old has a habit of telling the truth, no matter how uncomfortable it may be. When his aunt asked for opinions on a baby name, his response left her in tears. Now, the family is demanding that the mom discipline her son, but she's not so sure. Let's dive into this family drama and see if the truth really does set you free. 😬

The Blunt Truth

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Family Members Upset

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Baby Name Drama

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Honesty Strikes Again

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More Annoyance

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Tensions Rise

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Family's Disapproval

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Mom Disagrees

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Husband's Support

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Family Feud

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The Battle of Honesty vs. Kindness

In this family feud, we see a mom standing her ground against relatives who believe her autistic son's brutal honesty is rude. While his blunt answers have caused some tears and tension, the mom believes her son's approach of asking if they want him to lie is a fair compromise. With her husband's support, she's left to wonder if she's really in the wrong or if her family is overreacting. Let's see what the internet thinks about this delicate balance of truth and kindness... 🍿

Autistic commenter advises OP to teach son polite lying skills. NTA.

ThrowawayforMILBS | ThrowawayforMILBS

Autistic commenter calls out parent for not teaching empathy. YTA 🤨

fishmom5 | fishmom5

Parenting advice: Help your son navigate social situations despite diagnosis. 😕

ipofex | ipofex

Naming drama: Autistic teen's comment on name spelling sparks conflict 🤯

ComfortableNo8346 | ComfortableNo8346

Navigating invisible boundaries as an autistic person 👁

KnowledgeItchy | KnowledgeItchy

Teach your son appropriate coping mechanisms to exist comfortably in society 🙏

WhoFearsDeath | WhoFearsDeath

An individual with Asperger's shares their experience and advises against the parent's approach. 😕

jonjakobjinglSchmidt | jonjakobjinglSchmidt

Teaching social skills is crucial for success in society 🙌

ChaosNHamHam | ChaosNHamHam

Parenting and neurodiversity clash in comment section. 🤔

curly_lox | curly_lox

NTA suggests softening autistic teen's brutal honesty for advice-seeking.

rmric0 | rmric0

Teaching neurotypical people to understand autism is a two-way street 👍

melikesburger | melikesburger

Navigating communication with an autistic family member can be tough 😕

tinypiecesofyarn | tinypiecesofyarn

Autistic commenter empathizes with teen and advises guidance for son.

Rivka333 | Rivka333

A co-worker shares their experience and advises against poor supervision.

matchy_blacks | matchy_blacks

Being autistic is a reason, not an excuse for rude comments 😕

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Teaching honesty with empathy: YTA or good parenting? 🤔

keesouth | keesouth

Autistic woman defends honesty, criticizes baby name choice 😱

Moon96Moon | Moon96Moon

Being honest without being overly blunt is important. YTA gently.

mitzy11444 | mitzy11444

Brutal honesty may hinder success and friendships 🤷‍♂️

itsnug | itsnug

Navigating the world with autism: YTA for not helping enough 🤔

StarStuffSister | StarStuffSister

Teaching autistic son social skills: necessary or coddling? 🤔

False-Guess | False-Guess

Teaching manners to an autistic teen: YTA or NTA?

One-Stranger | One-Stranger

Teaching honesty with kindness is key. YTA, but learnable behavior.

Runny_yoke | Runny_yoke

NTA parent receives harsh criticism for infantilizing autistic son 😱

iwant2unalivemyself | iwant2unalivemyself

Autistic commenter calls out dismissive behavior towards autistic child. 💥

etdbruh | etdbruh

Teaching social skills is important, but he was right about name 🤷‍♂️

EchoAquarium | EchoAquarium

Naming your child something unique can cause a lifetime of annoyance 😱

Deep-Career-4613 | Deep-Career-4613

Autistic teen's honesty causes family drama over baby name choice 😱

_higglety | _higglety

Autistic teacher supports NTA's boundary-setting approach to masking.

LizHylton | LizHylton

Teach manners while valuing honesty. YTA, but son's NTA.

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Honesty isn't always the best policy, even for autistic individuals 🤔

maismione | maismione

Parent accused of ableism after not teaching ASD son social cues 😱

jenguinaf | jenguinaf

Autistic teen's honesty praised in face of family drama 👏

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Parental responsibility: teaching social skills to avoid conflict 🙌

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When trolling goes wrong 🤬

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Teach him social skills or he'll be lonely 😔

Confident_Profit_210 | Confident_Profit_210

Teaching an autistic teen to navigate social norms: YTA or NAH?

Lorraine221 | Lorraine221

Honesty is a positive trait, but hurting others isn't. YTA 😔

pluckyminna | pluckyminna

Teaching autistic kids social norms can be challenging 🤔

sinkydoodles | sinkydoodles

Accepting and understanding an autistic person's honesty. 🧩

RainCityMomWriter | RainCityMomWriter

Explaining the misunderstanding between neurotypical and neurodivergent people 🤔

Sparkling_Clover | Sparkling_Clover

Grandparent calls out OP for not teaching kindness to autistic son.

ribbonsofgreen | ribbonsofgreen

Teaching honesty is important but not at the cost of etiquette 😬

SandOk4760 | SandOk4760

Honesty is not always the best policy, YTA receives backlash

Apprehensive_Eraser | Apprehensive_Eraser

Doubtful comment calls out parent for isolating autistic son. YTA 🤨

awyastark | awyastark

Teaching social skills to autistic son - Soft YTA. 🙏

Leprecon | Leprecon

Teaching tact is important, honesty without it is just cruelty. 😱

auspostery | auspostery

Parenting an autistic child: accepting vs fixing behavior 🤔

Butterfly242424 | Butterfly242424

Sibling calls out rudeness in naming, recommends tactful honesty.

BeTheCheeto | BeTheCheeto

Navigating honesty with ASD - when to fudge the truth 🤔

DogBreathologist | DogBreathologist

Teaching tact to an autistic child: NAH verdict 👍

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Parent criticized for not teaching autistic teen social skills 🤔

Cpt_Lazlo | Cpt_Lazlo

Insensitive comment blaming autism for bad parenting skills 😠

Friendly_University7 | Friendly_University7

Navigating honesty and social skills on the autism spectrum 🤔

Spinner-dropper | Spinner-dropper

Support for parenting an autistic teen's honesty 👏

BusConfident1756 | BusConfident1756

A parent is called out for using their child's autism as an excuse 🤨

Ok-Mode-2038 | Ok-Mode-2038

Teaching tact is important, but is calling them YTA helpful?

whosaidwhat_now | whosaidwhat_now

Honesty is the best policy, even if it's brutal 😱 #NTA

Nagadavida | Nagadavida

Advice for interacting with autistic individuals with bluntness tendencies 🤔

FirebirdWriter | FirebirdWriter

NTA commenter suggests a rule of kindness, necessity, truthfulness. Agrees with son.

Significant-Spite-72 | Significant-Spite-72

Teaching honesty vs. social norms: navigating the real world. 🤔

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Supportive comment defends autistic teen's behavior and advises helpful approach 👍

MitziFour | MitziFour

Defending an autistic teen's honesty and communication style. 🤖💬

Usual-Ad4134 | Usual-Ad4134

Unusual name choice sparks debate, commenter questions Mikaela spelling. 🤔

Terenai | Terenai

Navigating social situations with an autistic teen. Family drama ensues 🤯

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Honesty is the best policy 👍

junigloomy | junigloomy

Naming controversy sparks distraction and concern among commenters 🤔

Withinashes | Withinashes

Teaching kindness and communication to an autistic child 👍

fuggleruggler | fuggleruggler

Preparing an autistic child for a world with social conventions 🤔

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Is brutal honesty always the best policy? YTA thinks so...

Amigosnow | Amigosnow

Autistic commenter gives soft YTA, suggests direction for son's behavior

dancingpianofairy | dancingpianofairy

Teaching an autistic teen social skills - NTA comment.

Neel4312 | Neel4312

NTA for son's honesty, but teach him to be kinder.

Cissyrene | Cissyrene

Pronunciation fixation sparks drama, but son is NTA 😊

lisaann03071961 | lisaann03071961

Teaching honesty without being unpleasant - a delicate balance 🤔

unsafeideas | unsafeideas

Teach your son social cues instead of punishing him. 👍

Honest_Ebb_8328 | Honest_Ebb_8328

Autistic commenter calls out OP and suggests social skills training 👍

cornerlane | cornerlane

Parenting advice or harsh criticism? 🤔

daphydoods | daphydoods

Autistic commenter calls out parent's lack of effort and weird name

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Autistic commenter provides helpful tips for honesty and tact.

STARFLICKER_BASE | STARFLICKER_BASE

Teaching tact is important for autistic individuals too 👍

murdocjones | murdocjones

"Being *truthfully kind* is about recognizing when unfiltered honesty could hurt someone's feelings 🙏"

GaimanitePkat | GaimanitePkat

Teaching manners to an autistic child: a delicate balance 🤔

chemwhisper | chemwhisper

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