When my son was very young and newly diagnosed with Autism, everyone was sure he would be “just fine”.
I knew she had her hooks deep into this snow day and wanted nothing more than to jump into the yard like a drunk elf on a trampoline.
She will become who she becomes because that’s who she’s meant to be, not because her choices were limited.
Diapers and feedings can be outsourced to a nanny or a babysitter. Teaching them about the sometimes-harsh world around them is a job that only a parent should do.
The help you turn away today could be the exact resource they might need tomorrow.
You don’t need to spend money to make them happen. You don’t even have to leave your house.
Those items we give them and their reactions, in the moment, mean nothing. Those things are just temporary.
If you don’t have at least a few moments in life where your kid really dislikes you, then you’re dropping the ball.
I pulled all the walls down and spoke to them as plainly as possible. I wasn’t hiding anything about who he is.
Snap at a friend and they dismiss it. Do the same to your kid, they’ll bring it up at Thanksgiving when you’re 60.