As a parent we sometimes feel just a little bit uncertain on how to approach certain situations regarding how your kids are going to react to it. That is perfectly spot on for most of us, to be honest for me I really try to do my best at preparing my kiddos but usually fail miserably. This is because I overthink the situation or I overstep. Allowing our kids to grow and learn is important. Hovering over them and constantly dictating how they should react or just act in a situation can be more harmful than helpful. I say this because I am definitely learning this with my ten year old, he is so ambitious, and very particular about many things. I have had to really take a step back and talk more with him about situations so he can make the better choice instead of me making it for him. For instance, like when he upset with his brother, how should he handle it… should he fight back by hitting or coming and talking to mommy and daddy about it so we can help him? This topic has just been really heavy on my heart because I see so many parents trying to overwhelm their children and themselves because they are holding on and fighting for so much control. Just like tug o war you fight for to much control they are going to resist and fight back. Go with the flow, allow your kids to experience, live, have fun…with boundaries of course, just understand you have to be able to let them be kids.
Being a parent can be very difficult especially if you add autism to the mix. For me that is a challenge, one I am not too fond of. Today I find out if my third son is on the spectrum, which in a Way makes me nervous. If he is diagnosed that will make it three for three. I have five kids, three boys and two girls. None of my boys have escaped the burden of autism so far and the first screening we had with our last was not good at all.
It is so discouraging at times to watch my sons struggle everyday. My nine year old struggles the most and it just breaks my heart. Knowing that he gets bullied at school doesn’t help at all either. It is definitely a hard transition for my babies when it comes to interacting with their peers, strangers, or other social experiences. It’s sad to watch them get overwhelmed when I take them out into the store knowing many are probably viewing him as a bad kid and not one that needs comfort and understanding.
My goal here is to help bring awareness for Autism. So many don’t understand it!!! I hate when people say ‘they don’t look autistic’, well no duh, Autism is so much more involved. Every child, adult, person is different on the spectrum. First ask questions, do research but don’t judge. Until you know the struggle and heartache just pray and be more understanding. Also feel free to check out my website, The Family Way
Writing a novel is a lot more complicated than it seems, or for me it is. Of course, I am one of those people that love to just go with the story, never really been great at planning when it comes to putting a story line together. Billy on the other hand is great at that though. In a way though, I do find it very therapeutic, when upset about something.
I started my writing journey six years ago, mostly I did a lot of freelance work but I have also been working on a novel as well during my free time. Publishing an e-book has become the new trend. It is so much easier to go through Amazon or Barnes and Noble to publish a book than it is going through an actual publisher.
If interested in starting a writing career I have dedicated Pinterest boards to help give you a starting point that will help you establish a solid foundation to lean on. Writing has become a new working point for Stay at Home moms. It is something that is flexible and easy to get into also. There are so many opportunities out there for moms that want to work from home, I have devoted a lot of my free time to researching ways to help other moms find what they are looking for so that they too can be able to stay at home with their kids. Here are links to some of my boards that will help:
List of Boards
Freelancing Board/ Work from Home
Stay at Home Mom Board
Book Writing Board
I hope this helps and if you do find yourself interested in starting a Novel that’s great! It really is a fun way to express yourself through your writing and surely is bound to bring out your creativity as well. 🙂 Feel free to check out my Pinterest account, it is filled with so much fun and useful boards meant for the whole family. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, can’t believe we are so close to Fall already! Yikes, time is flying.