Maybe we just want to catch a break. To know what it feels like to have a typical kid who doesn’t struggle to do things their peers can do effortlessly.
But how does that help me now? Now that there is nowhere left to go? Does no one understand that our children are capable of growing? That they won’t always be the bad kid.
Also, According to Autism Speaks, “On average, autism costs an estimated $60,000 a year through childhood, with the bulk of the costs in special services and lost wages related to increased demands on one or both parents.”
This journey has become thinking you have made progress only to have it pulled out from under you a few months down the road. Rinse and repeat. Over and over again.
ABA therapy and techniques have made me a better parent. While this treatment may not be appropriate for everyone, it has changed my child’s life for the better.
Hopefully someday, she’ll be as confident as her mother. My goal is to give her the tools, not to chip away at her like a sculpture of some other kid I imagined she’d be.
My goal as a mother is to give my child the best life I can and I admit it — I need help.
This is the only truth you’ll ever need as a parent: you love your child, the one you get, no matter what child you wished for while you were pregnant.
My daughter’s new love of The Muppet Babies reboot brought me back to a time when things were simpler and kid’s television encouraged imagination and letting children work out conflicts and issues on their own (to a point). But in its resurrection, there are a few call outs about the show that has me wondering … Continue reading 5 Weird Things About Muppet Babies Revival
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