I love being a mom and I love my kids unconditionally. But there are still days that this is difficult and I find myself discouraged. Here are a few of my favorite encouraging quotes for moms of autistic children that have helped me. It’s all part of parenting an autistic child.
Encouraging Quotes for Moms to Restore Faith
Whether you are at the beginning of this journey or somewhere in the middle. Whether your child has just been diagnosed or you have had the diagnosis for a little while. Whether you are raising a toddler or a teenager. Sometimes we just lose faith. We start to doubt our abilities.
We start to question if we are really made to handle all of this.
And let me tell you something — you are made for this. You can handle this. You will handle this.
You will bend.
You will break.
You will fall.
But you will get back up.
You will move on.
You will persevere.
You will get through this.
Granting Yourself the Grace as an Autism Mom
Grant yourself the grace to cry, to yell, and to be angry.
Forgive yourself as often as needed.
Remind yourself that yes — you are doing the best you can. And really, that’s all you can do.
Stop comparing your journey to someone else’s journey.
Everyone has times when they could use some support or motivation from others. Sometimes you might be the one who does the encouraging and sometimes, just sometimes, you might be the one who needs the encouragement.
You will have good days.
You will have bad days.
You will have days that are good and bad.
Encouraging Quotes as Daily Affirmations (and other ideas for emotional wellness)
Being emotionally healthy involves more than just being able to handle stress effectively. It also means being aware and attentive to your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and accepting them, regardless of whether they are positive or negative.
To engage in emotional wellness, you must be able to obtain a balance of work, friends, family, and other obligations, not constantly feel stressed out and can confidently make decisions.
Here’s my top tip for nurturing your emotional wellness:
Connect With Others – One of the most important aspects of emotional wellness is having people around you who are supportive and you can contact on a daily basis. Human beings are social creatures who are not meant to survive in isolation. One of the most effective ways to relieve stress and calm your nervous system is to have face-to-face interaction with someone who cares about you. Even if you can alter the stressful situation, you are going to feel less stressed overall.