Read: "Personally, I find little gratification, let alone meaning in life, when I am cut off from doing what drives me. Success goes right out the window when I am forced to do things I am incompatible with." -- Elesia Ashkenazy, Autism - Change.org
Reflect: Do I try too hard to cut off my child from the things he finds passionately interesting? Is my child left doing only what is incompatible? What toll does that take? Have I also been cut off from the things that drive me?
Respond: Children's strong interests, idiosyncratic though they may be, are often powerful tools for motivation and interaction. Make room for them in your child's life, and recognize how important your own interests are to you.
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