In a post #MeToo world, many parents of young boys are anxious to find a better way forward for their sons. Luckily, there are many things parents can do to foster a positive environment in which their sons can flourish and thrive, and be proud of who they grow up to be.
Your child is wired differently, and that means his life may not follow the path you envisioned. Before you can help him thrive, you must give yourself space and time to recognize the emotions that a neurodivergent diagnosis brings. Here’s how to get started embracing your new “normal.”
Give your child the self-esteem and skills to become a self-actualized adult who embraces self-discovery. That is every parent’s goal, but it is especially challenging—and important—when your child is neurodivergent. Use these four steps to help your child on that journey.
Conceptions of identities are complex. We have a number of identities that manifest themselves in different environments or as composite forms of background experience. So, do neurodiverse conditions like autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and bipolar really comprise a part of a person’s identity?