This one's been around for a while, but it's just so great I have to shout it out again. Bec Oakley at Snagglebox.com blogs about autism parenting with heart and humor, and in her article, "17 Things 'The Princess Bride' Taught Me About Autism Parenting", she drops pearls of wisdom like shrieking eels for all of us who adore that movie and take up the mantle of autism parenting every day. Take point number four:
You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miraclesBe patient. Change and growth takes time, and there are no corners to be cut here. Every kid is working to their own schedule and developing at their own rate.
Bec's blog can be found here, and it's worth a read and a bookmark! I mean it!
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