autism

what falls through the cracks

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Lisa's Leben

Parenthood is a daunting call.  Parenting any child is both mentally and physically exhuasting.  And when you have more than one child new energy is poured into creating and maintaining a balancing act – giving attention as equally as possible to each of your children so that no one feels slighted or neglected. When you have a special needs child, that balancing act becomes almost impossible to maneuver.

Alright, enough with the 2nd person intoduction…

I have had a very hard time balancing the needs of my three children given the extraordinary needs of my middle child, my daughter who has autism.  I think my oldest child, also a daughter, has probably suffered the most, since she was knocked off her only child pedestal and THEN had to cope with the birth of another sibling – so there were TWO children who needed my physical presence in very demanding ways…

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