I was listening to a friend share her experience at a playdate with some other parents of autistic kids… she was struck by how many mom’s doubt themselves to such an extent, they second guess almost every choice they make. She was telling me how sad that made her. Of course there are always doubts and questions, even more when unexpected challenges arise- however, she was saying how much she wished women would give themselves a break and trust both themselves and their gut a little bit more. Here are some thoughts – here are some simple suggestions…
- Pay Attention to yourself, the whispers in your ear, the quiet requests your heart makes…listen to them, your soul knows what you need, trust your gut, not your head.
- Journal often, at least several times a day for one full week and you’ll begin to notice-what’s happening with your child on a more consistent basis… their habits, patterns, attitudes; and reactions to things. These kinds of specific observations can help make all the difference in understanding what actually works to support your child.
- Take time to nourish yourself – Remember, you can’t help your children if you don’t care for yourself first!
So, remember ladies… TRUST YOURSELF!
Posted on June 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm by Lauren, your Sensory Design Specialist