Progress is…

This goes out to all the ASD parents out there – you will understand.

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Progress is…your daughter finding you and apologising VOLUNTARILY after having a tantrum and slamming a door in your face.

Progress is…your son explaining that he feels all hot because he is so sorry for being angry earlier in the day and he can’t stand how that makes him feel now.

Progress is…having your daughter’s teacher tell you just how far she has come this year and celebrating with you the fact she is holding her own without extra support.

Progress is…seeing your son greet a classmate at the local shops and happily spend time with him for 10 minutes before exclaiming “this is fun, we should do this more often!”

Progress is…being able to take all three kids to the local shops without having a nervous breakdown OR inducing any meltdowns.

Progress is…seeing your kids being able to dress themselves with little help (although shoes and socks are still a work in progress…)

Progress is…suddenly realising that the little things are no longer the battleground they once were.

Progress is…awesome!

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8 Responses

  1. Amen to that!!!
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  2. Megan says:

    I have just found your blog and i am finding it very interesting to read. My son is 2.5 years old and has just been diagonised with ASD and the things you talk about here are so relatable. My son is not talking however when you talk about your children dressing themselves and playing with other children i can soley relate to. It is funny what we find soooo exciting. I picked up my son from school on Monday and nearly cried when i got there as he was wearing his school hat. I was sooo excited for him. He struggles to understand that you have to wear the hat to play outside and tends to take it off and run away from the careers. The careers dont persist much which is upsetting however i do understand that he is not the only child that they have to watch over.

    Thanks for sharing your stories and i look forward to reading your posts

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks for visiting Megan! It is the little things that mean so much, especially when you are a special needs parent. I remember being amazed when my son actually enjoyed a birthday party for the first time and how he is confident enough now to venture off to do his own thing at the local park. For most people those are normal and are taken for granted but for us they are a cause for celebration.

  3. Rhianna says:

    Fantastic post Kirsty. I would love an update on all the progress in the last year. Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses lovely
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  4. Which just goes to show that progress can be a very good thing :0)
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  5. Allison Tait says:

    What a lovely, happy post. Thanks for Rewinding.
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  6. Really enjoyed reading this and believe me I can completely relate, and these small things grow and grow and grow.
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