‘He looks so normal’: When it comes to FASDs, there’s no such thing as predictability

FASD and Alcohol Exposure

Plenty of parents argue with their teenagers about chores, schoolwork, and video games. Megan is one of them. Like other parents, the Kenai Peninsula mom sometimes clashes with her oldest son over video games, arguing with his siblings, and putting away his laundry. But at Megan’s house, there’s more than just teen angst at work. She sometimes watches her son get abusive and out of control. She sees him struggle to communicate. She braces herself for outbursts.

And she knows it’s not his fault.

Megan parents one of the unknown number of Alaska children who experience what’s known as a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD.  “Some days are fine,” she said. “Others are a disaster.” (Plus d’infos….)