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Autism news: How We Can Reduce Parental Stress
March 08, 2019

A health practitioner with whom I consulted once told me I was carrying the stress of a hundred people. I believed her, and I had to agree with her. And I'm sure I'm not the only parent of a child with autism who must bear that level of stress.

You don't need me to tell you all the things that can cause stress for parents of children with autism.

But the fact is that when we're stressed, our kids can feel it. It affects them, and they can sense the pressure we're feeling.

You and I know that kids with autism don't need more anxiety than they already have.

Much of what causes stress we can do nothing about. What we need, then, is to get rid of the sources of trouble that we can eliminate.

One problem that comes to mind is my habit of procrastination.

I hate doing my taxes. One year I put off this offensive task until April. Every time I thought about that tax return, I could feel my blood pressure rise.

So as much as I hate doing my taxes, I know I'll be doing myself and my children a favor to hurry up and get it over with this year.

Once the tax stress is lifted, my kids will feel better and I will too.

As Lou Holtz once said, "It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it."

Warm Regards,

Kay Donato

P.S. Last week I said I would soon be posting an article on how to make addition and subtraction fun for kids. Unfortunately, however, I must postpone that article because of some issues with our website that must be fixed as soon as possible. But I do have some ideas that are already posted on our site that can help to make math more fun. If you haven't already seen our article about games or if you need a refresher, check out the link at the end of this message.

Discover Autism Help, LLC Click here to read our article about using games to teach almost any skill.

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