Transitions are hard for many kids and adults alike.
We like to know what is happening, when it’s happening, where we are going, how long we will be there, what we will eat etc. etc.
We’ve had a lot going on in our house the last few weeks and sometimes you don’t know or realize how much your children can handle until they are put to the test.
Our son has had a lot of transitions to make in the last 3 months. One of his support people that worked with him for many years left the school. He’s had to work with some different people — people who don’t know his as well.
He’s had to make adjustments at home because I have been out of commission for the last few weeks and unable to do what I normally do. I think sometimes we don’t give our children enough credit, especially children on the spectrum.
Our son has stepped it up. He’s been able to copy with many different changes and done extremely well. It’s also helped me realize as a parent that I need to let go of control of things (which I have been learning a lot lately) and let both my children take more responsibility in whatever aspect of their life they need to.
I think through the latest transitions that our son has experienced has brought about tremendous growth for him and for me as well. I see more of his independence and his ability to accept situations that have changes or differences. Things like this have been extremely difficult for him in the past and I’m so happy to see the progress he is making.
Progress is different for every person and you cannot compare any two people.
In the last few weeks with my own personal struggles and my inability to perform my usual tasks, I feel so grateful and blessed at the gains I have seen each day — even small positive changes in each of my children. I quietly celebrate their growth and it gives me a feeling of joy as a parent knowing I have done something right.