But for our family, there are no vacations and trips as we juggle to pay full-time babysitters and take separate weeks off from work just to get by.
Almost every time that I have ignored a negative behavior and prompted a student or a customer to the desired outcome — I have received an apology without ever asking for one.
I helped kids make little ghosts with glue and cotton balls and they all followed directions and listened, even Ally. Several kids wanted me to know that Ally isn’t nice to them or her teacher and asked me why doesn’t she like anyone?
“Why is so mean?” a little girl wanted to know.
If you are a working parent to typical children, please try to understand what this is like before you complain about our kids or judge us. Imagine that your child’s after school program was shut down as of tomorrow and your school district won’t bus them anywhere else other than your home. Imagine you have one day to figure this out and no family to help you. What do you do? How do you feel?
That is what it feels like to be an autism working mom. Like a revolving door that just keeps swinging and you can’t keep up.
Based on the number of videos coming out this year, steps need to go into preventing these incidents from occurring, not just catching people. Once the damage is done, it is done!
Being a working parent is hard. Being a working parent when your child has special needs is nearly impossible. And Stressful. And Expensive. If someone would have told me back in my 20’s that motherhood was going to set my career on fire, burn it to the ground, and take a piece of my marriageContinue reading “Balancing Work & Family Shouldn’t Be This Impossible (Unless You Work for a Coca-Cola bottler)”
Toddlers are emotional, bossy and sometimes strong-willed little people. It is in their nature, it is who they are, it is common and it is normal. They will give us kisses and hugs one second and be flailing their little bodies on the floor because they we don’t carry pizza in our diaper bag the next.
My daughter was not acting out- she was acting 2. It is a phase- a phase that will not define or determine who she will grow up to be.
You can’t fly sweetheart…
“She’s got some leadership skills.”