Mar 14, 2017 04:56 AM EDT
Telling a kid that he or she has autism may greatly affect how he or she will react to it or take it. Parents' telling their kids their condition is something really special and somehow a bit difficult.
There are many possible ways on how a parent can tell their kid that he or she is special. But first, parents really have to tell it sooner. Talking to their kid about his or her condition is very important. Communicating in the way they will understand you is very practical. Tell a story, compare autism with simpler objects so they will understand better.
Answer every question they ask, a member of the Autism Speaks and school psychologist Dr. Peter Faustino said. The reaction of every child will be different. Try coping with how they process the thing that was just said, added Faustino. If a parent cannot take the burden anymore, it is very important to talk to other people. Get other people's opinion, especially those who have done the same thing.
It is really difficult for many parents to accept it themselves and it will be more difficult telling it to their own child, it will make it more realistic. A single mother, Nancy Wells, founder of Able Talks, which is an organization that helps establish self-sufficient education opportunities for young adults with autism and other disabilities, found it difficult at first. She thought her daughter Molly will be hurt when she tells her, her condition. However, what happened to her was the total opposite.
Molly was a bit relieved when she found out that she has autism. She was contented to know why she was like that, why she was a bit different than her classmates and most of the people, according to U.S. News. Wells was really shocked and happy that Molly did not feel dejected or down after finding the truth. She focused on the positive outcome.
Every child will definitely react differently to each situation. Supporting the child will be the very best a parent can do while they tackle their life.
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