“In the world of Autism today, there is a great focus on our children’s challenges and what they are not doing. Think of all the IEPs, teacher’s and doctor’s reports, letters sent home, etc. There is rarely a celebration for who our children are, and for what they are doing! This can lead parents to feel sad, guilty, disappointed, and overwhelmed. And for our children, the feeling that they are not doing well, or that there is something wrong with them.
“Don’t let others define what’s possible, or not for your child! Your child’s future has not yet been written, and the more you believe in him/her, the more you will create opportunities for future growth. This hope is essential to your child’s development!
“Think of today as a new beginning for you, your child, and your whole family. Allow yourself to have a fresh start, and try for a moment (and then maybe for the rest of the day today) to let go of your feelings of disappointment, guilt, anger, sadness, etc. Allow yourself to have hope again! (Even if you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel right now).
“This ‘simple’ step, of allowing yourself to be hopeful and feeling relaxed, will make a huge difference. In The Son-Rise Program®, we have seen thousands of children learn and grow no matter their diagnosis or age (even adults)!
“ACTION YOU CAN TAKE TODAY: Start looking for ways that you can appreciate yourself and your child, and say it out loud to your child. Yes we are serious! Just this simple action can shift things for your whole family!”
Written by Camila Titone, Son-Rise Program Senior Teacher
True. I always believe the extraordinary in my autistic son. My son lost his benefit for learning for free in my workplace. I enrolled him in another school. In one year he did Grade 1 and 2. My son’s presentation of work and understanding of Maths concepts is exceptional. His artwork is extraordinary as well. I always thank God for trusting me with the miracle in my son.
Hi Tapiwa, what a beautiful tribute to your son and your love for him. Thank you for sharing this with us.