There are many parents out there, with the best intentions in the world, who are driven to ‘fix’ or ‘change’ their child with autism.
I know, because I’ve been there too.
In today’s’ video I share my own personal journey in trying to ‘fix’ and ‘change’ my son who struggles with reading, writing and attention and how the angst that I brought to every therapy we tried only brought stress and blocks to his growth and developing sense of self. Growth did occur- but it was hard, slow and it wasn’t fun for either one of us.
As I began to let go of this desperate need to fix or change my child, a beautiful and easy opening was created that has allowed me to support and help him from a totally different place, making reading together a sweet and intimate experience. Plus, as I help him develop his skills, I am showing him that he is loved and accepted as he is- and he feels it, big time. And this, in my opinion, is more important than anything else.
Watch today’s video to learn more about how trying to fix your child with autism can backfire and what you should do instead.
PS. In this video I read an excerpt from an article that beautifully expresses this sentiment. Please take the time to read the article. You can read that full article HERE.
Nugget of Inspiration:
For today, as a way to move this process forward, I suggest typing the following sentence in the comment section below.
“I let go of the need to ‘fix’ or ‘change’ my child with autism. I replace this need with a desire to support the blossoming of his/her unique self.”
So go ahead, type in this sentence and then say it out loud, to yourself, 1-3 times.