What ‘messages’ are children on the Autism Spectrum hearing – from ourselves, from other parents, at school, from media and in the general community? And what are the ‘take home’ learning’s – spoken and unspoken, they are internalizing from these messages?
Of course there are parental challenges that come with raising children on the Autism Spectrum. No one should ever minimize that reality. But we do owe it to our autistic children, and to all children, to remember that those challenges are adult challenges. They are separate from the child, and should not be something a child is burdened with hearing or knowing.
Related I am Cadence articles you may find helpful:
- Click on the article “I Didn’t Have the Words to Tell You” to read an important conversation between a Mom and her Autistic Daughter.
- To read about one approach to responding to negative public commentary about your child, click on the article “Sometimes you have to be a Dog!”
- To read Cadence’s detailed description of what Autism means to her, its challenges, benefits and what a perfect world would look like to her, click here.
Click here to link to the original Facebook post on ‘Are your words harming autistic children’.