I found this inspiring and I wanted to share:
Raising children, all children, requires creativity, a good sense of humor and a healthy dose of empathy. For me, the most challenging aspect of parenting a child with ASD, GAD and sensory processing issues has been learning to control my emotional reactions. In order to teach my child self-control, i must practice it. In the book Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman, he points out that children are either helped or handicapped by their parents' own emotional capabilities. Some parents as he puts it, are gifted emotional teachers; others are atrocious.