Frequently Asked Questions
Can I leave my child with others?
Your child may certainly be left with others (nanny, friends, family, neighbours), but you must simply let them know about his habits (baby bottle, nap, cuddles, games, etc.) just as with other children. It’s a good idea to teach him to live with others than usual family members and friends. This also gives the parents a break. You must love your child so that, when older, he will be happy without you. Allow him to be happy in an environment other than that of his family.
Caring for yourself, for your body and spirit, is essential if you want to take care of others. It’s not always easy and calls for a great deal of humility. You can’t assume everything by yourself, being on duty 24 hours a day, even for those you love most. Taking care of another takes a great deal of time and energy. Limits must be set beforehand and choices made, without anyone deciding the priorities for you. You must know how to get help, ask advice and accept, if necessary, to hand off. Accepting that another person than ourselves can bring peace and happiness to a situation is surely one of the best proofs of love we can give to those we love and who suffer.
Must he learn good manners?
Learning good table manners is very important from the youngest age. These good habits will be very useful when the child is in a group.
When he becomes aware of his disability, don’t let him use it to justify certain behaviours. For him to be accepted in society he must learn to respect rules, like everyone else.
How can I help my young child not be isolated?
If your young child tends to sway back and forth repetitively, or to stare fixedly, you must break him of it by communicating with him. This can be done with little games or short, varied activities, or even going for a walk.