After months of medicating your child or years of therapies it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, you may ONLY see the road blocks ahead! Here’s some helpful insight from my experiences as a doctor…
MOST OF US HAVE BEEN THERE
SO THERE IS HOPE!
Though struggles will hit all of us and we may not react in the best manner possible, understanding reality tells us that we will never avoid rough patches of life. The faster we realize this FACT the faster we can actually DO SOMETHING about it. Now if you don’t want to do anything about your current situation then I urge you to stop reading now. But… If you do want clarity and steps to watch your child thrive then listen close!
As challenges hit us we usually look for the quickest fix, easiest answer, and the most common thing our closest friends tell us. Many times this helps us through the situation but does it address their future and TRULY make our kids better? NOPE.
Your child’s body and your life are very predictable. Habits form everything. Meaning, the way we regularly choose to handle stress mentally, chemically and physically creates our state of health. Now we could even expand this topic into the health of our family’s health, relationship health, financial health, etc…
Be prepared! Learn management skills and be ready to overcome stress and come out victorious on the other side!
Make Note Of Where You Are
Think about when you were a teenager. Did you know you would be where you are today? (Don’t laugh too hard!) When we keep track of where we started it is easier to see how far we have come. This concept is so important in watching your child grow and develop. It’s easy to get caught up in the struggle and not recognize the amazing progress that is taking place right in front of you. You deserve to see what your family has accomplished!
Do not forget the universal law of time. Change takes time and when it seems like something should happen instantly it is time to reflect on what led to where you are. TIME. The one thing no one will ever be able to change.
Realize Your Potential
A brain stops growing when we stop living. Take your family out and around town. Vacation when you can. Get dirty and have adventures. The more we stimulate our brain with new experiences the greater the impact we see in our kids and ourselves. If you are stuck with a level of development in your child then realize it may take them 100 times of repetition when it takes a neurotypical child 10 times to learn. That is ok. Accept it and push them through the 100 repetitions. The only way to effectively move forward is by looking out the windshield, not by staring in the rearview mirror. We always see amazing results when parents understand this.
Blame and resentment is a life taker. If we do not close the last chapter of our life we cannot write the next chapter. Once we realize how important it is to forgive others and ourselves then we are able to fully focus on helping our family achieve the potential they deserve. You are worth it. Your family is worth it.
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