In this episode of Autism Parenting Secrets, we reveal ten commitments that a parent can make to help them have a smoother and more successful journey to help their child with Autism.
Parents react in various ways after hearing that their child was diagnosed with Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Some are excited to finally have some answers, while others may be feeling shell shocked. There is no ‘right’ response, but we have found that there are some beneficial commitments that parents can make after receiving the news.
Our goal in everything we do is to help make your journey to feel easier. We want you to be empowered to transform because we know how hard this can feel, and we know there is an easier way. It all starts with a commitment, and the first one is truly committing to being unstoppable. It all comes down to your attitude and mindset. You have to believe in yourself and your ability to be there for your child.
Secondly, take charge as the CEO. We’ve discussed this in a previous episode, but it all essentially boils down to you know your child best. The third commitment is to relentlessly overcome obstacles.
Number four is to have a 360-degree view. Ask yourself what’s happened in the past? What’s currently happening? What are the future goals that I’m going after? This 360-degree view is so important because it allows you to examine your landscape. You can position yourself on a map of sorts. Remember, there isn’t a final destination in sight, so this map is about your journey.
The fifth commitment is that the parent knows exactly what they’re going after. Do you have a long term vision? Do you know where you’re going? This vision keeps you motivated during the hard moments. Allow flexibility for change but stand confidently in the knowledge that you have a plan.
There is no such thing as perfection, and that leads us to your next commitment. It demands excellence, not perfection, while also acknowledging reality. Number seven is minimizing exposure to toxins. Toxins come in many forms, whether it’s food, chemicals, or even social influences. You won’t be able to eliminate it completely, but awareness is truly half of the battle.
The eighth commitment is to harness the healing power of food. Every living being needs food. So truly choose to make each bite count because it is such a powerful gift!
Number nine is the commitment to trusting yourself. Trust your inner knowing and intuition. You are a parent, and that is such a powerful position.
And finally, never give up and allow support in your life. This is a journey, not a destination. There will be hard moments, but you can equip yourself with the tools to tackle each one. We hope these commitments resonated with you and assist you on your own journey!
- This week’s secret (1:05)
- The initial Autism diagnosis left us heartbroken but it wasn’t necessarily the same for others (5:45)
- You get to make the decisions (8:15)
- Have a 360-degree view (12:20)
- You don’t have to be perfect (15:30)
- Why you need to minimize toxins (18:30)
- Trust your decision making (22:00)
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