“Jersey Shore” star Jenni Farley is sharing her recent struggles as a mother with her followers. JWoww’s son has been showing “OCD tendencies” lately, which Farley speculates might be related to his Autism Spectrum Disorder. She shared the details in a long Instagram post on Monday.
“My sweet @greysonmathews took 45 minutes to calm down tonight… all because I didn’t pick him up in the exact spot he needed me to and he couldn’t continue the night unless I did. Lately, Greyson has been experiencing OCD tendencies. Not sure if they are related to his ASD or just overlap,” she wrote. “
He cannot continue anything until it’s redone the way he wants. Whether it’s dressing himself, making his own drinks, or walking a certain way… it has to be “Greyson do.” It’s fine sometimes, but as his mom I have to break him of these habits before it affects him socially.”
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“Tonight I chose not to pick him up Greyson’s way, but was ready with open arms when he was ready to give in. Sometimes it takes 5 seconds… sometimes it takes an hour. Every time breaks my heart but I’ll never give in. If I give in, he will just up the level next time,” Farley continued.
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“One day he will learn and grow up to be an incredible adult. Until then, mama will be right by your side helping your every step. So Greyson, hoping one day you will read this and know Mommy never gave up.”
Her fellow “Jersey Shore” alum Snooki was quick to offer support. “You’re the strongest mawma i know & i love you ❤️ Bubby is so lucky to have you as his momm,” she commented.
“i love you,” JWoww replied back. “You’re the strongest mama I know also, I’m now drinking … haha.”
“OCD def goes hand in hand with autism. So does anxiety,” one commented said. “My daughter gets frustrated easily about everything. We are in occupational therapy and they have us brushing her skin to soothe her.”
Others just offered support. “Right there with ya girl!!! We stay strong so our son has the best chance. Keep it up mommy!” one supportive fan said.