How do we address the seemingly immeasurable list of things to do when parenting a child on the autism spectrum?
“From therapies to special diets, doctors’ appointments, sleepless nights, cooking, cleaning, keeping your child safe, researching, finding time for your other children…
“Can anyone relate???
‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.’
– Lao Tzu
“We take one step at a time and trust that whatever we get done at that moment (or that day) – that was enough!
“Being present (keeping our mind focused in the present moment) is one of the main principles of The Son-Rise Program®.
“Why? Because when we can get ourselves to focus on the present moment (with one task at a time), we are not consumed by regrets for the past and/ or fear and anxiety about the future.
“We then become more comfortable with our children, we become more creative, we become more playful, fun and available to do what we want to do…
“Being present lightens our burden and shows us that we are empowered beings able to create so much. And remember, there is always another day, some things might have to wait and that’s OK too.”
Camila Titone, Senior Son-Rise Program Teacher