Though my son is twelve years old everyone asks me why he can't just stay home while I run to the store. After all the stores are banning kids from entering because it's not safe. My problem is that my son is autistic and has ADHD. He's afraid of everything including his own shadow. The idea of staying home alone terrifies him and he begins to cry. However when I do take him to the store with me I insist that we both wear a mask. Five minutes into shopping my son is freaking out and having a major anxiety attack over wearing the mask. He begins trying to rip it off and starts crying. At this point I have no idea what to do. He doesn't understand why he can't touch everything and his face. He doesn't understand why he needs to sanitize his hands. So how as a parent are you dealing with this?