I always feel like DS is controling me. He gets upset in the car when we don't go the way he wants, sometimes I just go the way he wants me to, to avoid a tantrum/screaming. In stores, same thing. He also has a photographic memory, so whenever we drive by a place that was enjoyable for him he points and wants to go there. Gets upset when we can't/don't go. He points out every.single.park we drive by, even in the dark. Yet, he doesn't really like playing at the park-mostly just walks the perimeter of them.
I guess my question is, Is this normal behavior for a child with autism? He doesn't act this way with DH as much. Am I just being a push over? He also doesn't have tantrums as much for DH (or maybe DH just ignores it better than I do?). Is this because I expect more from him? How can I get him to be more flexible with these things?