|Things happen for a reason, this is an opportunity for you to learn.|
Life is often challenging in every process of growth: no matter your age, difficulties are common because they’re natural processes and you must learn from them. As a parent of special needs children things might look complicated at first, but with time and assistance from specialists, you can learn how to deal with any complication and how to help your children in their difficulties.
There will be moments where you’ll be thinking “how different things would be if my children wasn’t autistic?”, and that’s very understandable. Maybe you’ll start to compare your life with the life of other parents or even try to imagine you were in their shoes. There’s nothing wrong with doing that. But you need to remember something: the moment and situations you’re living are your own life now, and how you decide to look at the things that happen in it.
Looking at the bright side of things is not something you’ll achieve in an instant, it’s something you need to work on daily, by experiencing different situations. If you want to change the way you look at things, the changes will have to start at your home. Little things that used to stress you out will be just a blurry memory, and the hard times will only serve as a way to strengthen your bonds with your couple and children.
Don’t worry if you’re labeled as “too optimistic” or “excessively positive” for seeing your children as a blessing. Not everyone understands the beauty that is being the parent of autistic children, that love you have can only be understood by those who are surrounded by them.
Change always comes from the inside, and when it starts it can only get better for you and your loved ones. Look for those little things (good or bad) life puts in your way as lessons to make you and your children’s lives better. Things won’t be looking nice at all times, but it depends on you to find lessons in those experiences. Autism Soccer has been working for years with children with autism disorder, try contacting them to create a space for them to grow comfortable and happy.
|After a while you'll get used to this and things that seemed stressful now will be in the past.|
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