New Year’s Resolutions and How to Keep Them
When it comes to setting New Year’s resolutions, most people make resolutions that are difficult to keep. According to the Huffington Post, only 8% of individuals keep their New Year’s resolutions. With many of them giving up by February. Well this year, BHW is here to help you make New Year’s resolutions that you will not only keep but will also assist you and your child in having an amazing 2017!
- I will have a “can do”attitude when it comes to your challenges: Minor set backs can sometimes be the downfall to completing our New Year resolutions. The key is to never give up! You’ll be glad that you didn’t.
- I will take things one day at a time: When starting a resolution, the majority of people want to see immediate results but unfortunately most goals need some time. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to maintain your resolution. From keeping a diet to helping your child learn a new social skill, neither one of these will happen over night. Yes, some days will be harder than others but remember that in the long run, it will all be worth it.
- I will start looking at things through my child’s perspective: Raising a child with autism can sometimes seem like a difficult task, especially when you are seeing things through your own perspective. Try looking at things through their eyes. This will not only allow you to understand their emotions and thoughts but will also create a stronger bond between you and your child.
- I will be stay committed to monitoring and managing my child’s progress: It can sometimes feel like there’s no progress but don’t worry, stay in the game & be patient! You will see that bit by bit through every session, each interaction is providing your child with the tools necessary to succeed. By staying committed to your child’s progress, you will start to see improvement. You’ll soon see how these small steps will turn into great leaps that improve your child’s life!
- I will create a stronger bond with my child: Creating a stronger bond with your child will allow them to feel more secure & know that they’re not alone. A strong bond doesn’t just provide security but it also makes them feel safe to ask for help and to also share their successes and failures with you as well. In addition, you will get to learn more about your child in ways you might have never imagined. The closer you and your child are, the more likely they are to succeed.