"If I feel overwhelmed, they must feel it ten times as much."
This was an accurate observation from a fellow mom who spoke the truth.
I remember feeling the same way with my son, who is on the autism spectrum. I looked around our house and started to see our surroundings through his eyes.
His sensitivities are noises, textures and visual stimuli. When he was diagnosed I realized that I shared a lot of the same triggers, but to a lesser degree. I then began to see things at his level and was able to pinpoint ways to make him feel at ease.
Sometimes the things we surround ourselves with can be a tricky maze of sensory issues for our child. We may have had no idea, or we just realized it's a bigger problem than we thought. That's ok.
I would love to help you find ways to pinpoint frictions and create flow for your child and family. We have the same goals. For your child to grow, become as autonomous as they are able, and find happiness within this world.
If you are new to this journey or have been around for a while, don't be afraid to ask for help. Or to say you don't understand. Or take things slow. The most important part is that you and your child feel heard and validated.
Let's take a closer look.