Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

written by Bec Oakley from Snagglebox.com

Many parents wait with bated breath for their child to say 'I love you'. It’s one of those moments that we’re promised in the Happy Family brochure, so we all hop on the parenting train with those three little words as one of the destinations.

But you know what?

Not hearing 'I love you' is not a tragedy.


Some autistic kids find saying 'I love you' difficult, and this often causes a lot consternation amongst their parents. Why won’t they say it? When will they say it? WHAT IF THEY NEVER SAY IT?

Well, let’s take a look at why and maybe the rest will work itself out.

How do you feel?

We don’t come pre-packaged with labels for our emotions. As a kid all you know is that you get a hot noisy feeling when something pisses you off, for example. It’s only when someone says ‘you look angry’ or ‘don’t get mad at me’ that you start to understand what that feeling is, to give it a name so you can recognize it when you feel it or notice it in other people.
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