I don’t think that I’ve ever really had to seriously broach this subject with my kids…..yet.. They are all familiar with the word Autism but I don’t know that they understand what it is and that it’s a part of who they are….
This is actually one of those more difficult discussions you may have to have with your son or daughter.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being Autistic, it’s just challenging to help a child understand what it is and what it means for them.
I think it would be really helpful if we could discuss what our experience has been with talking to our children about their diagnosis. This can be difficult to explain and I think it’s important to really reinforce the fact that Autism doesn’t make them a freak.
I’ve heard some kids say that they feel like a freak because they have Autism and that’s so heartbreaking because it couldn’t be farther from the truth.
With that being said, I’m also a firm believer in if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
Is it even necessary to have this conversation with our kids on the spectrum? If they don’t ask about it, why even bring it up?
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