My son with ASD spent Halloween sat in a cardboard box!

My son refused to acknowledge halloween last night. As I was sad that other children were trick or treating, dressing up, going to parties and having fun, he was sat in a cardboard box for four hours!  He loved the box, he wants to keep it as his special den. He had a great halloween!

Do you have a child who misses out on a lot?

Look at the joy they get from what they do, even if it’s not what you would do.

Do you have a child that constantly talks about their obsession?

What a brilliant mind they have! Imagine if they like their job when they are older- they will go far!

Do you have a strong willed child who will not do what you ask?

That’s great! They know their own mind and won’t be led astray!

Do you have a child who follows you everywhere and won’t leave you alone?

You are so lucky, look how much love that child is showing you!

Do you have a child that runs off?

Wow! One day they could run a marathon!

Do you have a child who can’t say many words yet?

There are children out there who have gone far with alternative communication methods.

Have you had to fight and fight for help for your child?

How much emotionally stronger you must be now compared to a few years ago.

Does your child ask endless questions?

They are learning so much!

Is your child loving, caring, happy, interested, gorgeous? Have they learnt something new today? Did they try a different food or change their socks? Did they manage something they normally wouldn’t? Have they interacted with you or made you smile?

Life can be so hard. Sometimes it’s too easy to get caught up in the negativities, to compare your life to others, compare what your child does to what others are doing. But if you take a step back each day to notice the small things, to turn around your negatives and find the positives, you can learn to smile your way through it all!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. koolaidmoms says:

    Thank you. My son went trick or treating last night with friends. When he got home he started to have melt down over the amount of candy he got. Before we needed to tell him, he is now 14 and 6’2″ tall, he took him self out of the situation (too much stimulation and too many people) and said, “I need to go to my room.” It’s his safe space. It’s those things that matter. Thank you for the reminder.

    1. He did well! Great achievement! It really is those things that matter!x

  2. Love this post, it’s great to be reminded to look at the positives 👍🏻

  3. You sound like someone who is a few steps ahead of me. I have only just recently reached this level of understanding – and it is great! #SmallStepsAA

  4. AutismMumma says:

    So agree with your post, reminding ourselves of the positives is so much healthier than getting brought down by “can’t do’s”.
    Thanks for linking up with #SmallStepsAA, hope you can join in again tomorrow x

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