Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Autism - Day by Day: What about the "typical kids" the siblings?
This week I had three parents ask "How's your daughter? How do you keep her okay? How does she feel about her brother? and I remembered this post and thought I should put it up again. When I got real and accepted the fact that it's not fair, the guilt got a little smaller. My daughter drew the short straw in childhood when it comes to attention. Her brother needs more attention and he gets it. I don't tell her it's okay, I acknowledge it's a rotten set up, it sucks and I'm sorry. It will never be balanced. I also take the time to talk about the price her brother pays for a life, with all this attention. He will never have freedom, he will never have her life. He will never experience the joys of independence that she has only begun to taste. He will always, to some degree, be in this same space. Then I trust, I know, she will understand in time. .....here's a post that shares the suggestions I was given to help my daughter deal with life as a sibling. Autism - Day by Day: What about the "typical kids" the siblings?: "What about the 'typical kids' the siblings? Experts say the siblings are affected in many ways including: 1. They sometimes feel guilty th..."