Crafting a new narrative, by AutismBlues. We can get so used to not socialising, not interacting with people outside our autism world, and talking too much about our kids’ challenges- that it seems like we inhabit a different world.
“The thing is, even though I fear the worst, it’s not a foregone conclusion that something bad will happen. In each of those situations, I’m accepting a negative narrative for our life, and I’m letting that narrative drive my decision. We’ve got some history to draw from, but past performance is not necessarily an indication of future results. And the worst thing I can do is expect bad results. The problem is, I’ve been painting that gray area black recently, with the result that our kids aren’t getting the opportunities to develop their social skills and coping mechanisms—not to mention the fun they could be missing out on.”