One of our biggest regrets… and a question for all of you…
June 1, 2011
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June 1, 2011
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Most of the other autism families in our lives have multiple kids. Either they didn’t know their kid was on the spectrum yet when they had more, or their kid with autism was their last one. And most of them have one severe kid and one mild kid… or one kid on the spectrum and the other not at all.
But they ALL seem more balanced than us. Our lives revolve around Kyle and we live & die with his moods. When he’s having a great week, we all are and we he’s having a rough week we are all at each others throats. If we had another kid the focus would be split and i think it would be better for Kyle and for us.
But we waited too long and I always feared what if the second one was more severe. How could we handle 2 Kyles?
But we regret not having a 2nd kid right away before we knew about Kyle…
So, I pose the question to all of you…
Where does the child with autism fit into your family dynamic? Was he/she your first child? Only child? Did the fear of having another child on the spectrum factor into your decision whether or not to have more kids?
Inquiring minds want to know… I want to know…
Written byFrank Campagna
I’m a 48 year old neurotypical dad with a 14 year old son with severe, non-verbal autism & epilepsy. I created this blog to rant about autism & epilepsy while celebrating my son who I affectionately call “the king” :-).