Expectations certainly change when you’re a parent. Remember before you had kids and you just knew you were going to parent this way or that way. Your children were going to behave because you told them to and that was that. Ha.
Expectations really change when you have a child with autism. Like at an exponential rate.
Could you even imagine what your life would be like if you couldn’t communicate?
That is my child’s life.
But that is all about to change.
Having a nine year old child who still can’t truly hold conversation we have learned to never take any speech for granted.
He’s only going to get older and heavier.
That is our reality. That is every parent’s reality.
But for parents of special needs kids there is a certain air of urgency and uncertainty that comes along with it.