Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Not Enough Time

Most parents with small children can probably empathize with what I'm going through this past week or two. A scarcity of time! Things have been going mental at work, and on top of that we had an office move which meant I was working all weekend.

The saddest thing about being so busy is that I've had hardly any time to spend with my dearest friend and partner Monicka. It got me to thinking how sad it must be for both parents and kids when they experience such busy times - especially if the kids start thinking that the parents don't want to spend time with them.

I think that the important thing is to at least take the time to get down to a young child's level and explain honestly why we are in such a rush, and to reassure them that we still love them. All kids deserve at least this much, and it must be even harder for autistic children to understand, with the communication difficulties that they sometimes have. They might not understand from your body language that you're feeling frazzled and you might need to remember to spell it out - even for older kids!

Here's hoping for a less stressed week next week!



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