Pushing Through Parenthood with a Child on the Autism Spectrum

Pushing Through Parenthood with a Child on the Autism Spectrum

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Nola Crow

Founder & Owner of: 4373 Fashion Lane

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty and Fashion Writer

If you don’t know by know, a lot of my inspiration comes from my life experiences. It is therapeutic for me and I hope reading these will give you your Aha! Moment?

Today is the 1st day back for teachers. Last week was crazy. Lambchop (our son) had 2 meltdowns on me… He wanted a break from me and I was sad about it?

Lambchop has Autism. He’s almost seven years old. I am a veteran special education teacher. Most people believe it’s easier, when you have that title. It’s a conundrum, quite frankly. I have not met a parent of a child with Autism, who is also a special education teacher. Most times I feel isolated by it. The rest of the time I wear it as a badge of honor.

God chose me to parent this beautiful soul, when he knew I was teaching children with Autism. God has a sense of humor;) He knew the road I was traveling to become a special education teacher years before our son was born. He was preparing me.

So…..my Husband took over Sunday, so I could run out for school supplies, etc. Saturday was my calming effect from earlier that week. This weekend was crazy busy. Next weekend will be calmer, I’m claiming it?

Parenthood is not a spectators sport; it’s a long triathlon! It’s wonderful to have a spouse who can hold your hand through it all??

What can you do when your overwhelmed by a task or circumstance?

  1. Remember it is just a wrinkle in time.
  2. God will iron those wrinkles out.
  3. Ask for help!
  4. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
  5. God created the heavens and earth in 7 days. 
  6. Don’t panic about what you cannot accomplish in one day. 
  7. ?Remember! Practice makes perfect. 

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38 thoughts on “Pushing Through Parenthood with a Child on the Autism Spectrum”

      1. I’m glad to see you taking your time out to respond to your readers’ comments again! That will earn you loyalty and respect from the people who are willing to take their time out to comment on your posts. Hope you have a good rest of the day!

    1. Thank you for reading. I am taking the moment to respond to all of your wonderful comments. It warms my heart knowing you have read these words and they have left a positive marker on you.


  1. Well said! Stumbled across this post when I was searching the word “Autism” in the WordPress post search! I myself am someone with Autism. You know what one of the things I did to keep myself going? This site MD. Now currently I’m an author for MD and all I can say is that it’s just awesome! But it’s only the beginning as I’m going towards what my potential REALLY is!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing! I am new to working with special education students. There is a child with autism at the head start I work at– I will for sure be keeping these things in mind!

  3. Thanks for reading. It really warms my heart to know people care and understand what it means to raise and educate children with ASD/ Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  4. I’m a single father and I have begun to write about my experiences with raising my son. Your post was simple but so thoughtful. Life isn’t easy but it’s manageable if done in steps. Thank you for this amazing post.

    1. Thank you for reading. My son rides the school bus and the attendant and driver told me he doesn’t like being in his seat belt and my son turns and give both of them a hug and kiss ? life of Autism. One step at a time.

  5. I love it. I too worked with children on the spectrum and also have a son with autism. At one point in time I was doing it by my self. So I understand the good will out weigh the bad. Thank you for sharing

  6. I’m in the triathalon of parenting autism, too! I have a degree in communicative disorders/speech-language pathology, and I have an eleven-year-old son with autism. There are positives and negatives to having a degree related to special needs and then have a child with autism. It’s helpful to know about language acquisition, but frustrating that you still don’t know what is the best thing to do for your particular child. I have sometimes been too hard on myself when when we have setbacks or he’s not progressing like I’d hoped. It sounds like you have a super supportive husband and more importantly, you know the One who gives you strength. You’ve got this. Enjoy your times of rest and refreshing and lean on Jesus when you can’t give anymore. I know I have to!

    1. You’re going to make me cry with these spot on words and loving encouragement. We are in it together to win it! Be blessed! Ps. This week was one of those hard weeks but I’m pushing through ????

  7. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your experiences and wisdom! I believe that our friends with exceptionalities are here to teach us all and help us grow. Keep spreading your love and wisdom!

  8. Agree – it’s a long triathlon and great tips. My son is 15 with autism and I won’t bore you with all his other dx but it’s quite challenging to say the least. I wasted many prayers questioning God about the Why’s and Why me, but I’ve learned the hard way just to trust. I lean on the prayers of Job and Jonah and all the Psalms to give me strength. I know that what I’m going through, what we’re going through – is temporary. Take care… Sheila

    1. Thanks so much Sheila. All we have is prayer and resetting for the next day. I am always thinking about the next day because it’s a fresh start from the previous day. We can always begin on a blank page.

  9. ? AWESOME READ. Very inspirational! I’m feeling really down today I feel like I want to run away from the world ? I haven’t had time to myself In a while I forgot how that feels. It was really nice reading your blog today

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