It can be truly challenging keeping emotions in check (not only your own, but those close to you), while keeping a clear head to learn what autism and neuro-diversity is, all while trying to figure out what is best for your child. At times, it may feel like you don’t do enough of everything to help your child and it is perfectly normal to feel that way. If you are constantly feeling demotivated about your child’s progress, do reach out to others in the same boat for support and experience sharing. You are not alone in this journey.
Tagged: Autism Tips
Having to syringe feed meds to a child on the autism spectrum can be plenty stressful. But I found a way to do it alone, totally stress-free with loads of laughter and zero cries! All it took was some creativity, playful execution, and tolerance to frustration. By the end of the day, when he sees his Mommy approaching him holding the syringe, he would let out a big laughter and start running again thinking the chase game had begun.
If you have given up on trying to read to your child because she seems to never pay attention or that she would wander off the moment you read the first line, you are not the first to face this challenge. Here we compile 9 tips on how to entice your child, create a positive experience, and hopefully get them to be interested in this wonderful joint-attention activity. It all starts with ourselves! How we run the activity, whether we listen and observe their cues, and whether we can keep things fresh are important.