Autism is tough enough for most families to cope with on any given day. That’s not meant to be a negative comment about our kids on the Autism Spectrum, it’s simply speaking to the reality of the situation…
I love my kids unconditionally but at the same time, the behaviors that can accompany Autism are often quite difficult to manage.
Kids on the Autism Spectrum can have a very difficult time sleeping. That’s one reason why Melatonin has become an Autism Parent’s best friend. While Melatonin can help a child fall asleep, it doesn’t do much to keep them asleep throughout the night.
There are tons of other difficulties but when a parent doesn’t or can’t get enough sleep, everything can become much more difficult.
This is why I rarely have plans whenever my kids go to see their Mother. The moment I become childless, my body just wants to shutdown and sleep. I go for so long without a good night’s sleep, that I can easily spend the majority of the 24 hours the boys are gone, sleeping.
Every parent can have a different experience because every child on the Autism Spectrum is unique.
Sleep is something that I really struggle with.. What’s something that you struggle with as an Autism parent??
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