As a single mother to a teen with Autism, and a cognitive behavioral life coach for moms raising kids with Autism, let me ask you:
Do you wonder whether you are doing the “right” things or enough to support your neurodivergent child?
Do you struggle to regulate your own emotions while your child is melting down, or do you “power through” the meltdowns only to find yourself a shaking and crying mess long after your child has moved on?
Do you live in fear of your child’s future, catastrophizing about what happens to them when they are older and bigger; when they “fall off the services cliff”; or when you are no longer around to protect them?
If the answer to any of these questions is Yes, then I want you to know this:
I got you.
As a full-time single mother of a teenager with Autism, I have been there for all of this. While I still have some of these thoughts and fears, I don’t hang out with them as much as I used to and I do not let them dictate what kind of a day I am having, how I respond to challenges, and how I show up in my life.