From one #Autism parent to another: Don’t be afraid to ask for help

I was going to write this elaborate introduction and try and squeeze out something profound.  Instead, I’ll just cut to the chase.

Something I try really hard to do is, say it like it is. I’m not a fan of tip toeing around the truth, simply to make other people feel better about my life.

Here’s the simple truth, as it relates to my life. 

Being an Autism parent is hard. When you strip away all the fluff, positive spin and sugar coating, at the end of the day, parenting a child with Autism is not an easy task.

If you’re anything like me, there are a few things in life that you’re always running short on.  Personally, I always find myself short on hours in the day, energy, sanity, sleep, me time, money, patience and help.

I know this resonates with at least some of you.

Here’s what I want you to remember.  Never be afraid or ashamed to ask for, or seek out help if you need it.

I’ll be completely honest with you, I hate asking for help. Much of the time, I find that I would simply rather figure it out of my own.

My life is really overwhelming to many people, including myself.  Trying to get someone to understand where you are and what you need, isn’t always as easy as it sounds. That being said, I’ve learned the hard way, that it’s okay to ask for help when you need it. 

There seems to be this stigma attached to people that not only need help but ask for it.

The way I see it, if you try but cannot do something on your own, there’s nothing wrong with asking for help. In fact, I’d argue that it takes a great deal of courage and strength to not only recognize your limitations but seek whatever help.

There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. It’ll be okay…..

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