You are exactly what your child needs!
Was your child recently diagnosed with Autism?
You are EXACTLY what your child needs!
You may feel like you are not prepared or equipped to deal with everything that is going on. But let me tell you that, that is not true, and you are exactly what your child needs.
It may not feel like it right now, but you are equipped with the skills and tools you need to be an amazing parent for your child who was recently diagnosed with Autism.
I have had parents reach out to me and tell me how they feel guilty when their child receives a diagnosis of Autism as they feel they did something wrong or they did not do enough. In addition, they feel overwhelmed thinking about what Autism means for both their child and their family.
I want to validate your feelings and tell you that you did not do anything wrong, and it is ok to feel upset, angry, frustrated, scared, confused, sad, or any other feelings you are feeling. Don’t feel that you have to pretend that “everything is ok” or that you “have it all together.” By doing those things it will cause us to have even more stress and will increase our feelings of anger and resentment. We need to get our feelings out, so they don’t build up inside of us.
You will be an amazing parent for your child who was recently diagnosed with Autism and you are exactly what your child needs. Don’t doubt yourself.
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Michael Jankowski, MS, OTR/L
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