Sometimes, all of us need motivation and motivational tips, friendly support and care from our beloved ones. Raising a child on autism can be a little more difficult than raising a regular child. We encourage parents to put down their phones and spend more time with their children no matter what diagnose they have or not, listen to them and hear their voices. Always be kind and patient with your children.
It is very hard for autistic children to see a “bigger picture” of something what you try to explain or ask to do. It’s a responsibility of the parents to help them to do that. Just try to put yourself into theirs shoes.
Fairness is very important to them. Some of the kids can not understand why we do what we do, so parents need to explain everything what they want their kids to do, how to do and why they want them to do it.
Simple explanations and rules will help you to eliminate the anxiety and build up harmonious relationships.
Be kind but firm in your expectations of your child’s behavior. Never threaten and be very careful about crossing the line between a parenting moment and insulting him.
A reward system can be very encouraging from the point of view of cooperation. But always keep your promise. These children respond very well when they clearly understand what’s in it for them.
Consider using “if, then” statement. Don’t be irate.
Always try to stay cool and calm. Your child is learning from you. This advice is actually good for all parents.
Reach out to others who can truly help you and your child with advice or tools. These can be therapists, school, community of parents, etc.
Pay attention to your child moods and don’t forget to celebrate each success.
And again, be patient with your child, because changes don’t happen overnight.
Source: Pop Sugar