You Can’t Please Everyone…

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Pleasing everyone will never happen.

Sometimes in life it’s just the way it is. You won’t be able to please everyone but what you need to remember is make sure you please you. Do what makes you happy. If the decision you make, you are not happy with remember you will suffer through every step. It’s not worth it.

As a parent on the Autism journey you will encounter many situations that will determine the direction you will take. Sometimes they may not always be the right choice and we will learn from this as the choices we make will be based on what we know at the time and what we feel is best for all concerned…  It does not matter what others think, feel or believe we need to learn to not let this impact us as this is our life to live and our journey and we will end up where we are meant to be at the right time for us and our family…

I spent months doing what I was told as it was in the best interest of our son, only for me to be physically, emotionally and mentally drained. The chiro became my friend and stress, that was my companion, only for me to crumble and my family to suffer too. It’s not an ideal situation and I don’t recommend it for anyone.  One day it all became too much and we (my husband and I) decided enough was enough, we could no longer continue doing what others said was in the best interest of our son, as it was impacting everyone.  From that moment the change in dynamics of our house was amazing. Why ? As I was doing something in my best interest which benefited our whole family. I took away the one thing that was creating the biggest stress and was able to spend more time nurturing me and my family…

From this point in my journey I began to look at situations and options from a new perspective. I started to see more beneficial ways to educate and teach our son that I hadn’t before.  Not always are the recommendations we are given are going to suit every family, so don’t ever feel that this is your only option.  Do your research and look at the alternatives as you just never know what you may discover that will work for your ASD Child/ren and Family.

We are all unique as our fingerprint and the way we educate our children will all vary, so be prepared to do what is right for you and your family rather than what others believe is best for your journey…