And usually, it’s a moment that follows months – or even years – of concern, guilt and even anger. Feelings resulting from watching as your once happy and outgoing child became less communicative, less expressive, and
often less able to control emotions.
Physical comfort, such as hugs and kisses, that once soothed your child no longer work. Instead, unusual habits and obsessions become an important part of your child’s life.
As a loving parent, you try everything to draw your child back out of the little world they’ve created for themselves, but nothing seems to help.
You talk to doctors, nurses, child-care specialists, positive parenting groups – anyone who can help you find the key to your child’s behavior. And finally, it’s confirmed: your child is diagnosed with autism.
But, while it can be a relief to finally discover the reason for your child’s difficulties – and to realize that it’s not your fault – this diagnosis can feel like a life sentence.
You may experience a wide range of emotions – confusion, resentment, maybe even guilt that you were somehow unable to ‘protect’ your child from this condition.
You fear for your child’s future and feel certain that life will never be normal or enjoyable again.
So is it time to throw up your hands and cross your fingers?
Since your child is now especially vulnerable, it is vital that you put aside your fears and anger so that you can realize one important truth: you are the key to your child’s future.
While you can’t protect your child from autism, you can provide the tools they so desperately need to help live with the condition and realize the potential that’s locked up inside of them.
BUT – to be able to help your child, you need to make sure that you’re ready to work with them in the right way.
Mistakes – Easy to Make, Impossible to Undo
Sandra Arntzen, M.Ed., specializes in helping children with autism. Using her twenty years of experience, Arntzen has identified seven dangerous mistakes that parents and caregivers can make when faced with a diagnosis of autism.
These mistakes, while easy to make, can halt your child’s progress or even undo the steps you’ve taken so far.
These mistakes include:
• Failing to accept the diagnosis
One of the most common – and natural – responses that most parents have when they learned that their child has autism is a state of denial or shock.
Many parents and caregivers don’t really know much about autism, and what it means for them and their child.
But it’s important to accept and embrace the diagnosis, and work on moving forward.
Once you accept and understand that autism is part of your child’s life – and part of who they are – you can start working with them to unlock their potential.
• Feeling guilty about your child’s condition
Naturally, parents and caregivers want the best for their child – and mourn the loss of their life ‘before’ autism. But it’s important not to let this guilt get in the way of responsible, positive parenting.
If you spend your time feeling guilty about your child’s autism – rather than accepting it as a part of who your child is – you risk spoiling your child as a way of ‘making up’ for the diagnosis.
If you feel your child needs to be protected from the world, you limit your child’s progress. It can even undo the steps that you’ve taken towards leading your child to an independent life.
Even though your child has autism, it is important to raise them with structure, discipline, challenges and boundaries. Just like any other child, your child still needs to be pushed to become independent.
Whether it’s doing their own homework, learning to feed and dress themselves or simply communicating their needs to you, your child needs to learn how to grow.
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Supporting your child the right way from the earliest possible age is crucial.
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Remember: you are the key to your child’s future.
Your autistic child needs you to provide love, support, boundaries and structure. While you might still be feeling shell-shocked by your child’s diagnosis, it’s time to take action.
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