Today began the transition back to school after the holidays. This used to stress me out because more often than not, it was a nightmare scenario. Kids on the spectrum do not like change. Many years were spent trying to navigate transitions like this and it wasn’t fun for anyone.
Thankfully, it’s gotten much better. My kids are so much more resilient than they used to be. While there are some anxiety related hiccups, such as Emmett not sleeping last night, the transitions have become little bumps in the road than a ten car pile-up. I’m so grateful for that.
If you’re reading this and still dealing with some of these issues, please know that it does get better. I won’t promise that it will be a cake walk and it’s important to remember that everyone is different. That being said, in my experience, I’ve found that as my kids get older, they develop the skills needed to better navigate life. That doesn’t mean there aren’t struggles but they’re manageable. I know how overwhelming life can be but remember that what you’re experiencing right now, doesn’t reflect what will be down the road.
With love and support, our kids can do some amazing things. Keep at it. Be patient, not only with your kids but also yourself. You totally got this.
I’ve learned to never underestimate my kids abilities to overcome. I’m so proud of them and looking forward to a new year of continued growth.