I wanted to let people be aware of a book called Super Giomar X: Autism with a Giggle. This is available on Amazon. Ideally as a parent we are our children's advocate. This is especially true for a child with special needs. No one knows the child as well as a parent and no one can love them as a parent can. This is a book about a mother's discovery and awareness of her child's special needs...how she advocates for him but most importantly, how she learns to appreciate him for who he is. She has learned to enjoy his unique personality and strives to understand and appreciate his world. In this book she shares the fun conversations and the every day discoveries that Giomar shares.
I teach and write about friendship skills (friendshipcraze.com) and at times have had the privilege of working with autistic children. It was a fun challenge but I was amazed by their mothers. Again they were the advocates and were so incredibly patient with their kids. These mom's were fun too! I was so impressed. I have had mother's of autistic kids tell me how frustrated they sometimes are that relatives or teachers, society etc. can't appreciate their children for who they are and just enjoy them. This is a story of a mother who loves her son fiercely and appreciates the way his unique brain works, and looks for the giggles. The author shares her journey and shares with us the joy of raising Super Giomar!
I am a mother of 3. I have a passion for helping kids feel comfortable in their 'own skin'.