There are many people in the world that would criticize me for feed my son chicken nuggets for breakfast. They would do those because they either have no experience with special needs children or simply don’t understand how difficult it is, to get a special needs children to actually eat sometimes.
Emmett John is by far, our most sensory sensitive child we have. He is the most difficult to feed as he is so extremely picky. If his food isn’t perfect, he will refuse to eat.
Most people say that if he’s hungry, he’ll eat. However, this doesn’t always hold true for kids like Emmett.
My little Emmett is on the #Autism spectrum and is not going to operate in a way that always makes sense to those of us who don’t see and experience the world, the way he does. So when I say he will not eat, he literally will not eat if his food isn’t perfect. He doesn’t do this because he’s stubborn or trying to be difficult.
The truth is that I don’t fully understand it. I simply accept that it’s there and do what I can to help him through it.
So when Emmett was willing to eat chicken nuggets for breakfast this morning, I was more than happy to make them for him.