“Lower levels of acceptance result in higher stress levels. Stress, any stress, is always caused by struggling against challenges instead of meeting them with equanimity.”
“Joyful acceptance is about ourselves, not dependent on our child’s behavior or development.”
“Autistic children may respond differently to stress, but they do respond. Our children have many causes of stress in their lives, but whenever we can practice responding mindfully and reducing our own stress levels, we’ll automatically reduce our children’s.”
My next post is on a similar/related theme–how I learned to keep my emotions out of my parenting–and will be up tomorrow.