Yep. And I"m not bashing other parents for talking about things shown in the video. This is no cake walk. I'm not trying to gloss anything over. I'm exhausted almost everyday and sometimes am at my wit's end. But having said that, there IS another side to things.
Quoting TheCrooners:I'm sure it's no surprise that I'm in agreement with the message this video is putting forth. The main reason I joined this group is because a large majority of the moms here "get" their kids. Also having Emma and other autistic/Asperger's moms in the group really sealed the deal for me. This is definitely the first Autism Support Group comprised of parents that I have ever felt comfortable being a part of.
What a powerful video. Thanks for sharing.
wow this video spoke in such volumes. I had goose bumps all over after watching it.
thank you so much for posting this. i finally got to watch it just now and am glad i did. its a wonderful perspective and needs to be shared!
I totally agree with it, some people just don't get it, I was asked once that most parents had the problem that Autistic kids didn't show affection, that it must be hard, and I was like really? when my son wakes up in the morning and runs to my bed and gets under the covers and snuggles with me for 10 seconds lol those 10 seconds are the best ever, cause he feels warm and snuggled by mommy, that is love.
Badgermom, thank you so much for posting articles and videos. I find these so helpful. And thank all you other moms who take the time to do this also. I know all of you have a lot on your plates, and I appreciate it when you post things you have read when you have been researching.
I think your one of the only women here - who has a similar situation to ours... and yes, we are rare in handling things more "in home" instead of outsourcing. And, most people wouldn't agree with it.
And ditto Badger - what Crooners said, goes from me too. ;)
Quoting TheCrooners:Quoting badgermom2012:
If I haven't told you before, I'll tell you now, Thank you for getting the conversation started on some of the harder issues regarding autism. I normally wouldn't be able to talk about my sons, homeschooling, foregoing therapy or neurodiversity without being criticized heavily. Because we talk and push the issues here we all get a say and the conversation remains civil. And you really help get those conversations started. I honestly appreciate that and always look forward to your posts.
And it is tough at this stage Momma. Hang in there, you're laying the foundation for your child's success. All the sleepless nights, mental and physical exhaustion will payoff beautifully. This is the hardest stage, there's no sugar coating it or easy way out. If you ever need to talk it out feel free to PM me. I have no doubt you can do this, you're a tough Momma.
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Aw, thanks. And I know what you mean. I get bashed all the time for homeschooling. The 2 main things I hear are that I'm not "qualified" and "socialization." The qualified part usually is dismissed once I tell them I have a master's degree and a background in education (I have a background in everything. I majored in everything for a year and did every job for 3 months!). The socialization part I do grapple with, but I know what he'd be exposed to in public school would not be positive social experiences. But yeah, it's good to be able to talk about these things w/o being totally bashed all the time. Thanks for the encouragent. I'm an older parent so that does make it more exhausting than if I'd been doing this 20 yrs ago. But then again, 20 yrs ago, there's no way I could handle this responsibility, so I guess everything happens for a reason.
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