Minimizing Autism Risks
Reading things like that really… breaks me. To see all the things I did wrong spelled out in front of me. To see that the changes I have planned are only the tip of the iceberg.
It’s all so overwhelming. I feel like it’s all my fault. My daughter’s struggles are my doing, because I was ignorant to the healthy ways of doing things.
For me, being the parent of a child with Autism (actually, let’s use “Autism parent,” for short) feels like walking a tightrope.
I imagine being a parent to anyone probably feels like that sometimes. Trying to balance who they are by nature with what the world expects of them. What they desire to do and be with what is “socially acceptable.”
For example, as my husband and I are going through various channels to get Emily services, I start to feel twinges of guilt and worry. How much is too much?
At what point does it go from trying to help her to trying to change her?