157. Reframing Defeat; Your Child's Progress is Closer than you ThinkNov 02, 2023
Raising a child on the autism spectrum is not a linear journey and it’s by far, not easy. I think that one of the most challenging aspects of raising a child on the autism spectrum is the constant search for what works.
It's a topic that many of us have faced and continue to wrestle with – those moments when we feel like we're on the edge when the challenges of raising a child on the spectrum seem overwhelming. It's the feeling of wanting things to be easier, even if just for a moment.
Maybe you tell yourself, "I've tried everything, I've done it all, and nothing is working." Sound familiar?
Something that many of us experience when raising a child on the spectrum is the feeling of defeat when our child isn't making progress, or perhaps they're experiencing regression in their skills.
In this episode, I share why is it unhelpful to buy into this "nothing is working" narrative. When it feels like progress is stagnant or there's regression, it's essential to take a step back and assess the situation.
As parents, our role is to support, encourage, and believe in what is possible for our children. Embrace their uniqueness and celebrate the progress they make, no matter how small it may seem.
Let's embrace the quirks, the challenges, and the extraordinary love that defines our lives. After all, it's in these shared experiences that we find strength, compassion, and the reassurance that we're part of a community that truly understands.
Together, we can overcome challenges and create a brighter future for our families.
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