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Autism news: How to Encourage Our Discouraged Kids
May 20, 2019

Have you ever been around someone who always criticized whatever you did wrong, and never noticed when you did something right?

I have, and it can be extremely discouraging.

That kind of negativity can be hard, even for those of us who are considered “normal.”

But many children with autism may feel discouraged, even if no one is criticizing them, because they will be comparing themselves to others.

The criticism they receive can come from their own thoughts.

Because they’ve suffered from limitations due to their autism, a lot of kids may feel “less than” others who can do things they can’t do.

Or worse, they may feel unworthy of being loved.

What can we do about it?

It’s quite simple. Just an occasional reminder of “I love you so much!” is exactly what our kids want and need to hear from us.

So how about right now? Let’s go give our kids a hug (if they can tolerate it) and a sweet kiss and tell them how much we love, value and cherish them!

Warm Regards,

Kay Donato

Discover Autism Help, LLC

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