Most parents love their children and do the best parenting job they can at the time. But it’s easier to parent some kids than others.
While no child comes with a rule book, this omission is especially sad when your child has an autism spectrum disorder.
Rather than be too hard on yourself, understand from the outset that you’re not going to get it right everytime. Yet, both you and your child will survive your lapses and your mistakes. Just as you want people to treat your child well, it’s important to treat yourself gently and with kindness. And most importantly, with humor.
Here’s a book written by Jeffrey Cohen,a dad who knows what it’s like: The Asperger Parent: How to Raise a Child With Asperger Syndrome and Maintain Your Sense of Humor