Autism and parenting: 17 tips for dealing with children with autism

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17 tips for dealing with children with autism spectrum disorder. Whether you’re the parent of a child with high functioning autism, or your child has more significant challenges with things like behavior management, autistic meltdowns, sensory processing disorder, and self-regulation in the classroom, this collection of simple yet effective tools will teach you how to be a better parent to your child with autism, and how to understand his or her world better.

Being a parent is one of the hardest – and most rewarding – jobs you can ever have.

From the moment we bring our sweet babies home from the hospital, we are plagued with worry about things we never thought would cross our minds, and while things tend to get easier as our children grow and become more independent, dealing with children with autism can be a lot more challenging.

Autism and parenting is not easy.

Not by a long shot.

Loud noises can make a trip to the grocery store overwhelming, changes in routine can cause explosive meltdowns, sensory issues can make mealtimes extremely challenging, and sleep disturbances can leave the entire family feeling tired, impatient, and on edge.

But parenting and autism can also be extremely rewarding.

Yes, there will be bad days, but there will also be lots and lots of good ones, and with so many different therapies and support options available, there is help for autistic children.

And that’s what motivated me to write my free eBook, 18 Tips to Help Support Your Child with Autism.

With so many different views, opinions, and personal stories floating around the internet, I wanted to pull together the things I feel will help you not only cope with the day-to-day needs of raising a child with autism, but that will also help you understand your child’s world so you can care for him or her on a more personal level.

Interested in giving the book a read?

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Our weekly newsletter is filled with tidbits of advice, motivation, and inspiration about raising a child with ASD. It’s designed to give you a place where you feel like you belong and that someone else understands what you’re going through, and we hope you’ll join us!

Amalia Starr once said, ‘The way we look at our children and their limitations is precisely the way they will feel about themselves. We set the examples, and they learn by taking our cue from us.

Makes you stop and think, doesn’t it?

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17 tips for dealing with children with autism spectrum disorder. Whether you’re the parent of a child with high functioning autism, or your child has more significant challenges with things like behavior management, autistic meltdowns, sensory processing disorder, and self-regulation in the classroom, this collection of simple yet effective tools will teach you how to be a better parent to your child with autism, and how to understand his or her world better.

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Gwen
Gwen
Gwen is a 40-something freelance writer and social media consultant who has an unhealthy love for makeup, hair, and fashion. She lives with her husband and 8-year-old daughter in Toronto, Canada and hopes to move to a warmer climate someday. Preferably tomorrow.