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.
We are currently on the upward side of our journey. This week, Ally has tried 3 new foods and I’ve been looking into summer camp options for her.
I feel like I learn something new each day on this journey. Some days have successes and others bring failures. No matter what the day brings, I keep telling myself never to say never when it comes to Ally. She surprises me every day.
I feel like an alien from the future who is trying to progressively change the world today instead of waiting for our revolution to come.
Why is nobody talking about how expensive this is? Why are there no tax breaks, credits, or rebates to help families?
The parents that remind me every single day that there is still hope. There is still compassion. Still a chance that my daughter won’t always come home asking me, “Why does nobody want to play with me?”
But I asked her to stop. She didn’t. I asked her again and she hit me. Screamed again. Screamed that she hates me. In those moments I have two choices.
My goal as a mother is to give my child the best life I can and I admit it — I need help.
When you are an autism parent, much of your life becomes consumed by a child’s needs. What makes a good friend? Or a bad one… Is it us? Is it them?
This video was done upon request.