Turning symptoms around is 20 % about your child. The rest of the work is ours. Our healing journey. Why? because we come into autism with our trauma, experiences, and wounds.
This affects our health, our choices, our choices for the children, and our level of maturity and awareness.
This lesson was the hardest pill to swallow for me. And still, to this day, I am surprised to see how much children’s symptoms change when we understand the emotional message behind each symptom.
The message is for us. In other words, we can only heal the child to the same level as we have healed ourselves. We parent our children the same way we parent ourselves, our inner children, and our body.
If we focus on “killing” the symptoms, we miss out on the message behind it. If we focus on the child, we miss out on the healing.
“Children express what we suppress”. What’s a symptom in your child that you can learn from about blind spots or lack of self-care and self-parenting within you? Healing is not for weak people. It takes balls.