“Stop worrying. He’ll turn out fine.”
Again this comment has the best intentions yet is completely incorrect.
4 years ago my son was a stimming, rocking, non-verbal little puddle who’s trajectory was looking very scary. I quit work. I spent every hour I could sabotaging his desire to avoid and retreat.
I nodded his head with my hands.
Manipulated his hands into a point. Repeated words hundreds of times a day.
Changed his diet. I did all this while you sat back with a cappuccino in hand and watched your child develop these skills naturally.
Yes, he’s developing into a lovely little kid but unfortunately, I was forced to worry.
Finally a positive one. .. “They will surprise you.”
This comment is the comment that I love the most as it’s come from parents of autistic children and thank heavens … and better yet, it’s true.
Teddy continuously surprises us with comments or achievements we thought were beyond him. Sometimes they’re beyond your typical child. …