Life with autism can suck and life with autism can be wonderful life is what you make of it. From the parent’s perspective, life with autism can suck. You can dread the weekends, you can dread snow days, you can even dread the entire summer. Many times the reason why (from the parent’s perspective) life with autism can suck is that the child’s behavior prevents doing things in life.
Perhaps sensory issues are so intense that you don’t take your child out to the mall or to stores or restaurants and other times your child might have behaviors such as yelling and hitting, running away, and so many other things that it’s just not safe to take them out much. So you’re going to be worrying all the time.
Believe it or not, many times these behaviors stem from unaddressed health issues. That’s why these behaviors typically get worse with age. It’s important to address these health issues.
That’s when life with autism begins to be wonderful, this is when you see your child start to thrive, as the health issues are addressed. Learning becomes easier and fun. Your child can start to blossom. You start to see who they truly are. Their character comes out. Oh! you can’t even begin to imagine how wonderful life with autism can be as a parent.
Focus on what you want. You probably want your life with autism to be wonderful. Focus on that, then start to take action towards that goal.
Since health is so important to regain for your child, you can find a great autism doctor and make sure your child is getting enough nutrition and sleep. These are three easy things to start doing now.
And as you make those changes, you get to enjoy your child more and more. There are other things to do. So while taking action towards your goal, you’ll be gaining momentum and you’ll soon have more good days than bad days. And before you know it, life is wonderful.
It totally can happen.
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