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✨Our Altered Life✨ (@ouralteredlife)

✨Our Altered Life✨ (@ouralteredlife)

Autism and puberty are a painful combination. We’ve been struggling for a while now. Harry has no understanding of the changes and hormones raging through his body. He’s unpredictable and violent at home, in his taxi and at school but there are few blogs for parents like me to find advice in because to share our experiences means we have to sacrifice some of our children’s privacy. I could tell you so much. But I don’t. And that respect for our children and the related silence means that so many parents of autistic teens feel as lost and alone as we did right at the beginning. Today Harry is not good. Not even a birthday badge and a bag of cakes for his class have made him smile. He is torn between hugging me and ferociously hitting himself and it breaks my heart. Autism can bring many gifts with it, but some days the challenges just feel so unfair for the children we have to helplessly watch struggle 😞 **image not to be reposted without permission** - - - - #ouralteredlife #specialneeds #specialneedschild #specialneedsparent #senblog #specialneedsjourney #disability #disabilityawareness #goldenharsyndrome #autismawareness #writing #ourstory #mysunshineboy #ilovemyboy #disfigurement #mummyblogger #blogging #specialneedsblogger #diffability #craniofacial #autismlife #autismfamily #faceequality #visibledifference #differentisbeautiful #unexpectedlife #choosekind

@ouralteredlife Autism and puberty are a painful combination. 
We’ve been struggling for a while now. Harry has no understanding of the changes and hormones raging through his body. He’s unpredictable and violent at home, in his taxi and at school but there are few blogs for parents like me to find advice in because to share our experiences means we have to sacrifice some of our children’s privacy. 
I could tell you so much. But I don’t. And that respect for our children and the related silence means that so many parents of autistic teens feel as lost and alone as we did right at the beginning. 
Today Harry is not good. Not even a birthday badge and a bag of cakes for his class have made him smile. He is torn between hugging me and ferociously hitting himself and it breaks my heart. 
Autism can bring many gifts with it, but some days the challenges just feel so unfair for the children we have to helplessly watch struggle 😞
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#ouralteredlife #specialneeds #specialneedschild #specialneedsparent #senblog #specialneedsjourney #disability #disabilityawareness #goldenharsyndrome #autismawareness #writing #ourstory #mysunshineboy #ilovemyboy #disfigurement #mummyblogger #blogging #specialneedsblogger #diffability #craniofacial #autismlife #autismfamily #faceequality #visibledifference #differentisbeautiful #unexpectedlife #choosekind

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nursesmartinez
nursesmartinez Prayers🙌
hakan_sinop_5757
hakan_sinop_5757 👼💖👼💖👼💖👼💖🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
altysha85
altysha85 🙏🙏🙏
ederdonascime
ederdonascime Entrega suas angustias e preocupações nas mãos de DEUS, ele mostrará o caminho certo na hora certa confie , entregue ...que Deus abençoe sua vida plenamente ❤️
mixedup_memes_
mixedup_memes_ I hope and pray that your child comes over or feels better soon
finadams25
finadams25 Ha ha ha
canciel_60
canciel_60 Absolutamente cierto
josieemacla
josieemacla ❤️
skinzfanzdmv
skinzfanzdmv Will pray for you. Not sure if this will help, but Parenting With Love and Logic was a game changer for us.
jdnotions
jdnotions Some moments can be devastating, recognizing you can't possibly endure another millisecond. And then you do. Your strengths AND weaknesses will serve as beacons to others, so situated. And that will prove to serve you and your precious child, as well... Blessings & Solace!
ouralteredlife
ouralteredlife Thank you so much for everyone’s love and support on this. I’m overwhelmed and touched by all the comments xxxx
paly.smile
paly.smile 🙏❤️
nielsen.amy
nielsen.amy cant they stop his puberty or lessen it I feel for him and you
billionaireb15
billionaireb15 ♥️♥️🙏🙏
mrc0201
mrc0201 Mammabear, I've been in similar shoes. My son's trip through puberty was brutal. I can't share tips because each child's journey is different, but chances are good you'll get through to the other side, battered, bruised, but there. Puberty itself is difficult, but add autism to the mix, and it makes for many years and heartache. You are not alone.
myvoiceourvoice
myvoiceourvoice What an inspiration ❤️
baron.de.hastingae
baron.de.hastingae How old is he?
jesscaa27
jesscaa27 I watch many children with additional needs go through the same process, and it is so frustrating when you can't always help, let alone how frustrating it is for those children who find it difficult to communicate it to you! Hang in there Mum and Harry 💜
vickyterry
vickyterry Bless his heart ❣ having a teenager without autism is hard enough, it must be soul destroying watching him hit himself. You must find the hugs so rewarding, that speaks volumes ❣️
munchiestreats_
munchiestreats_ Praying for you ❤️😘
jazmattazzz
jazmattazzz What are some of the blogs you like? We are heading into puberty soon and I’m worried he will also become violent 💔
mymy_hk
mymy_hk Courage ... courage 😓🙏🏽❤️
guikebabparaiso
guikebabparaiso Vai ficar tudo bem!🙌🙌😍❤️
kimberleyoffthegram
kimberleyoffthegram ❤️❤️
melanin.dolly
melanin.dolly ❤️❤️❤️
flipflops_n_tanktops
flipflops_n_tanktops Respect 💕
mamagee001
mamagee001 🙏💗 you're not alone💗🙏
cake_snatcher
cake_snatcher I feel your pain. Unfortunately it is also my experience that the harder kids are left behind, and it is extremely difficult to find places, and help for them. My daughter is 19, and we are still struggling to find help. I wish you nothing but the best of luck for you, your son, and your family. ❤️😘
happyharlo
happyharlo Xoxoxoxoxo
catarinavpinheiro
catarinavpinheiro 🙏🏼🍀
co_co_la_cantaloupe
co_co_la_cantaloupe Being vulnerable is scary... especially when it comes to your kids. Prayers for you and Harry and that his day gets better
sarahbell5962
sarahbell5962 ❤️🙏🏻💙
aida.flores092753
aida.flores092753 Happy birthday little man🌹
chicdefriemelvlaardingen
chicdefriemelvlaardingen ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
uschi658
uschi658 🙏🙏🙏🙏 Sorry . Ich wünschte ich könnte helfen. Schicke Good Energie and Love🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
montessorimom4
montessorimom4 I totally get it. Brinley has not even hit puberty yet. She has big emotions and is non verbal. So hard. I just reassure her that I am here. I give her space as long as she is sage and offer a hug. Sometimes that works. Other times she tries to bite me. I give her a arks grabber to bite. Keeping everyone safe and me being her calm during her storm is what I try to do. Thankfully, meltdowns don't last long. Right now 4 new teeth are coming through. It has been rough.
montessorimom4
montessorimom4 And I think as long as we are sharing respectfully and for support purposes, that's okay. I never speak negative about her as a person. It is a emotion. They are not bad children. I don't video or show photos of her upset. I understand were you are coming from. Hugs to you both.
sabah_amon_itege
sabah_amon_itege GOD IS WITH YOU MY DEAR ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
pol_swan
pol_swan ✨🔥❤️
claracherci
claracherci ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💋💋💋💋💋
cristoviene.christcomes
cristoviene.christcomes JESUSCHRIST loves you♥️
consignmentsonpark
consignmentsonpark Prayers lifted for extra mercy, grace and strength for you and Harry. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
danielprata.dp
danielprata.dp 💪🤙
lifewithharryandholly
lifewithharryandholly You’re amazing Mama, what a lucky boy to have you. Must be a hard journey at times, I can’t imagine but you sound like you’re doing wonderful things x
musicalchristine
musicalchristine Sending you positive vibes your way. I’m praying for you, I feel helpless ✨but sending you positivity 🙏
fyne.balance.pilates
fyne.balance.pilates Sending you both much white light🌠🌠✨
freckledfeather
freckledfeather I think it’s a wonderful balance that you have created by sharing some things about your experience with your sweet kiddos and keeping some private. I’m sure if any parent needed some support or has any questions, they could reach out to you personally!
hani_m_saeed
hani_m_saeed ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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