by Adina Levy
I teach a lot about the idea of SOMETIMES.
Sometimes it’s a great idea to narrate what your child is doing so they can hear interesting words and language.
Sometimes it’s appropriate to be silent and let your child have quiet space.
Sometimes it’s a wonderful thing to watch your child play, and join in next to them.
Sometimes it’s beautiful to let your child play and explore their world solo.
Let your child’s actions, mood, behaviours show you what their preferences are and aim for SOMETIMES.
Autistic children can have significant sensory challenges, and when you’re in their space talking, doing actions, making noises, bringing your visual and social presence, this can be lovely and sometimes this can be overwhelming.
From both the sensory and social perspectives, your child needs you to respect their sometimes boundaries!
If you want to learn more ideas for connecting with your autistic (or possibly autistic) child in a neurodiversity affirming way – I hope you’ll check out my online, on-demand course Connect & Grow.
This course is for curious parents of autistic (or possibly autistic) children aged around 1- 5 years old. Course access lasts for 12 months and you’ll get access to any updates and extra videos.Want to learn more about these ideas to support your autistic (or possibly autistic) child? Please join me in the next 6-week Connect & Grow parent program. Just 1 hour a week full of ideas, connection, and information to help you support and understand your autistic, or possibly autistic child.