Embracing Change

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Change is an interesting topic for every one of us.  

It’s something we all fear, rather than embracing with ease and grace.  It impacts us all in so many ways yet people forget that without change no one grows to reach their full potential.  When new things happen big or small it can have an impact on everyone, which can result in value too…

I see many families struggle each day with the journey they are on and have learnt there is some basic fundamentals beyond what all the professionals say and one of those is embracing change. Yes, as parents we need to understand that for our children to embrace change we must do this too…

Imagine you are about to start a new job.  You arrive on the grounds where this job is located.  It’s busy and lots is happening.  You enter a room that you may or may not of seen before.  The environment is different, people are different, the way things are done is different, the rooms are all different, meal times are different, overall expectations are different. This is a lot to cope with when you have established new routines and boundaries as they have all changed.  Your not sure what you will do in the beginning and it can creates confusion.  What is right? What is wrong? What can I and can’t I do? Will they understand me?

The stress is building and you don’t know who to turn to, as you don’t know anyone in the room who understands you…

Can you feel the anxiety building ? See how easy it is for a situation to lead to frustration? As a parent it was not ’til I viewed it this way did I really understand the obstacles that were in our sons way.  I also could now see why it can be such a challenge for staff that are working with our children as they are not going to know what will trigger a meltdown at any given time…  We have been with them for so long, that we have been given insight of how our child may respond, and I am sure you would all agree that new environments can throw us all into chaos when we are not sure what is happening…

With this in mind I would like you all to consider how can we expect these children to mould into something new when we as adults would need time to work through the emotions, feelings and change too.  Change that can trigger all sorts of situations within every one of us and by allowing any child time to process this, the outcomes will be more desirable.  Everyone can  achieve what they desire as long as these children are given the time we would give ourselves when we start something new, which is why I have developed a FREE Challenge to assist with this.

The challenge is shared in an exclusive group where participants are given a task to achieve each day. They are simple tasks which are all about discovering how you can change what you do, how you view things as well as gaining rewards from the achievements you make along the way. The participants that have joined this Challenge to date have learnt more then they had expected when the Challenge started, which is why I would love for more to embrace change as this is just the beginning to enter a whole new world of opportunities for you and your family…

To find out more simply join our amazing Facebook Community Autism Living Life On The Spectrum and stay tuned for more details to be shared for the next Challenge which will take place in November :-)

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