Wednesday, March 27, 2013

When Life Steps In

I’ve managed to let life take over and I missed a day on my blog.  I was almost going to let today go by too but I pulled it together.  Unfortunately that happens to all of us.  Some days are better than others, and some days are worse than others.  It all depends on how you look at it.  

Having a child with special needs is like living on a never ending roller coaster.  You never know where the next twist or upside moment is going to happen.  My son, who has Autism, has had a rough couple of days.  Whenever there is a change, it is like he has to climb the highest mountain just to get through the change.  To most of us we just deal with the change, but not to a child with Autism.  In their eyes, their whole world has just been altered and they don’t know what to do with themselves.  They have to go through their own steps of coping until they finally come to grips with the change and this could take a while.

My advice to you is to prepare the child as much as possible as soon as you know a change is coming.  Approach them as gently as you can and as positively as you can, depending on the situation.  Keep them on a schedule and stay as consistent as you can

1 comment:

  1. we all miss a day now and again, but you got right back on track, so good for you. m

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