When you stop believing, Santa stops coming, right?
It’s part of parenting and doesn’t stop because my child has Autism.
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.
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.
Whether your child is entering school this year or has been there for years, your role in their advancement can’t be overstated.
Teach them to fear Styrofoam and they will cower at packing peanuts forever unless someone shows them how you were wrong. Teach them to fear people and the same thing will happen.
You don’t have to be expressly called a dipstick by an elementary school kid in order to feel like one.