Some of you might be thinking, "I'd love to start dating, but who would want to date someone with four children, a dog, and two parakeets? Don't automatically assume just because you have children, you're less desirable.There are plenty of people who like children and who want to date someone with children. ’voluntary childlessness’ is a form of childlessness.
All of the family, friends, co-workers and even strangers who approach parents of children on the autism spectrum with words that really should never have left their mouths in the first place.
So, in the spirit of National Autism Awareness Month, some of my friends and clients who have children on the autism spectrum decided to brainstorm a list of statements they wish people would and wouldn’t say. Don’t say: “Is your child an artistic or musical genius? ” We’ve all seen “Rain Man” and know about the extraordinary artistic and musical gifts that some individuals on the autism spectrum possess.
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Couple very motivated —wedding in three months.” “Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships” by Patricia Papernow, Ph D Guiding parents as they begin dating, falling in love, introducing children to significant others (and their children!
She looks so normal.” While the speaker might view this as a compliment, most parents of a child on the spectrum would not take it as such.