How do you explain to somebody with an autistic child that it's not the end of the world?

Asked by Female, 29 - 2 months ago

My cousin has a 5 year old now who is very likely to have autism (it's impossible to diagnose definitely at this stage). She's been driving herself completely insane over this issue for a number of years now and I just want to tell her that it's OK and even if her daughter is autistic it's not the end of the world. How can I help her to see this truth?

2 Answers

Safia D - 2 months ago

Tell her that other Mums of Autistic children who are now adults, suffer in silence due to the current pandemic. Being forcefully separated from their sons and daughters is the hardest trial any mother can encounter in this life. With patience, her love for her child can only grow. 

9 points

Anonymous - 2 months ago

I think it would be nice to start by acknowledging her concerns because the truth is, is that while it is not the end of the world, your cousin's life isn't going to be the same as another person's. After acknowledging the reality of the siutation, it would be nice if you could share resources with her that can show her that she is not alone. Help groups, success stories, books etc. 

7 points

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