One interesting strategy to get things done is to incorporate a family routine in your tasks. For instance, assign chores to your family members, including your child with ASD. Have them hang the clothes, set the table, wash the plates, water the plants, or vacuum the floor.
Carefully plan your family activities
Parenting a child with autism might mean you need to modify family activities to cater to your little one’s needs; however, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun!
To enjoy family activities, carefully plan the details.
Let’s say your child ASD doesn’t like being in the car for long. Why not pick a place close to home? If they love water activities but get agitated in crowded places, consider resorts where you need to book your appointment.
Make it a habit to practice relaxation techniques
They don’t seem much, but relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing and meditation, are highly recommended by experts.
When you need to regroup or collect your thoughts, practice breathing exercises or other strategies like mindfulness walking and listening to music.
Finally, each day, set time for yourself to do relaxing activities, such as yoga or journaling.
Listen and learn from the stories of other parents
Parenting a child with autism may sometimes make you feel alone. Keep in mind that it’s not the case.