With each new year, this is a time to take stock of your accomplishments, or ponder those projects that will make it to the “to-do” list in 2013.
However, parents are taking note. In an effort to avoid and reduce stress, parents are choosing to focus on the positive. Concentrating on their children’s strengths and new therapies, parents are choosing to make 2013 a time to learn. In a year when autism was front and center, parents are also taking action and vowing to be stronger advocates for their children and more engaged in their progress. The top ten resolutions from the survey are listed below.
Top 10 Resolutions for 2013 by Parents with Children on the Autism Spectrum
- I will develop my child’s areas of strength.
- I will take things one day at a time.
- I will be a stronger advocate for my child at his/her school or with healthcare providers.
- I will explore new therapies for my child.
- I will be part of a strong social network for emotional, social, and informational support.
- I will make more time for my spouse and myself.
- I will exercise more.
- I will start looking at things from my child’s perspective.
- I will manage my own anxieties about social situations with my child.
- I will be vigilant in monitoring and managing my child’s progress.
In the busy days ahead, don’t forget your resolutions to help you get through to the next. Did your resolutions make the list? If not, share them with MyAutismTeam at http://www.myautismteam.com today.
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