Parent to Parent: Information and Inspiration for Parents by Ann Boushey

By Ann Boushey

While a toddler is clinically determined with autism or Asperger's Syndrome, what a mum or dad wishes such a lot is info and proposal. After her son Jon used to be clinically determined with high-functioning autism in kindergarten, Ann Boushey quickly discovered that, for her, wisdom was once the major to peace. Written out of her personal adventure, this inspirational booklet offers the knowledge that might empower different mom and dad who locate themselves in her scenario, and encourage them of their quest for the proper analysis and the fitting aid for his or her baby. With a superb dose of humor, she encourages mom and dad within the daily demanding situations they face in parenting a baby with autism or Asperger's Syndrome. brief vignettes - "Chicken Nuggets for the Soul" - on the finish of every bankruptcy make the reader suppose like sitting down along with her, mother or father to guardian, over a cup of espresso. After analyzing this publication, mom and dad will come away with a feeling of empowerment and feeling that they're now not on my own, whereas execs will achieve a invaluable and compassionate perception into the area of parenting a toddler at the autism spectrum.

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389, my emphasis). There are also studies being conducted which look at vaccinations and medications as a cause of autism. But at the moment there is no empirical evidence that either of these are the cause. Metabolic imbalances, chemical deficiencies, gastrointestinal disorders, viral or fungal infections and immune system disorders are also among the many areas that researchers are working in to figure out the cause of autism. None of these studies have any empirical evidence yet. But when we recall the past 60 years, look how far we have come and how much we have learned about this disorder.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a “potential-meter” that would allow us to feed information in about our child along with information about the situation, and then it would spit out a determination for us? Yes, you should have your child attempt this, or No, not right now. Unfortunately there is no such tool, and I’ve found that the best thing to do with my child is to go with my “gut” feeling. Call it intuition, educated reasoning, or just plain common sense, every parent can develop this ability.

CHICKEN NUGGET # 2: CHALLENGES AND FAILURES 51 He gave me an apologetic smile, and said that he had been wanting to get in touch with me and my son since “that day” when we had quit coming. He explained that he had given the owner his notice that day, due in part to what had happened with my son. I was at a complete loss for words as he added that he had wanted to find us to apologize, and tell us that he no longer worked for her. Finally when I found my voice, I accepted his apology of course, and told him that I realized then that he’d had no control over the situation.

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