Autism ‘Super Mom’ image delays the recovery of the autistic child: Latest studies reveal

Reading Time: 3 minutesRecent studies and document publication by the Neurological Health Foundation (NHF) and an article published in the Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology reveals that mother’s experiencing a “compulsive need”/pressure to fit into the “Autism Super Mom” image are causing DIRECT harm to their autistic child and delaying the possibility of recovery of the autistic child. This the outcome of the amplified and accelerated stress in the mother’s energies impacting the autistic child directly and negatively. As the diagnosis of autism in children worldwide is on a phenomenal rise, so too is the mounting pressure on the Mothers of these children to “fix it” in their child so as to “fit in” to the expectations from the society at large OR to “fight it” and reclaim the “rights” for themselves and their children, from society and the respective governments. Add to the information and (mis)information overload about autism and autism “supermoms” who have “made it” and you have the perfect recipe for disaster – both short-term and long-term damage to the brain of the autistic child. It is no surprise that this situation leads to the thwarting of the possibility of the child’s complete recovery and thriving as unique and independent beings in their lives. The infographic below is self-explanatory as to WHO exactly is an “Autism Super Mom”.
autism super moms

autism super moms

Here is an excerpt from the article pointing to the damaging effects of the ‘Autism Super Mom” image- “While it may all be dumped under one word viz Stress, the real underlying cause for the Stress is in fact Energy Depletion=Energetic Stress. This is one side of the coin. The other side of the coin (that also adds to the already existing energy depleted state) is the erroneous premise and mindset that they “have to” be and “need to” be available for the autistic child almost 24/7 and BE there for the child because of the list of “limitations” they perceive the child to be having. Which, in many cases are not actual limitations at all or are ‘limitations’ that can be easily cleared or overcome. Most mothers and both parents in some cases unknowingly perpetuate this cycle of dependence simply by holding on to the above point of view. Thus preventing the child from gaining freedom from the perceived “limiting symptoms”. Another factor that “subconsciously” makes most mothers (and in some cases fathers too) put their well being and health as the last on the list of priorities is the heavy cultural and socialite conditioning that the mother is the self-sacrificing embodiment of “love” especially when it comes to a child such as one with autism. Added to this is the glorification of this kind of image about mothers in general. This invariably triggers the ever-present button of Guilt in the mother even if she actually wants to take care of her health. Every single day the mother of an autistic child has to make countless choices and decisions to know and do what is best for her child. This can only be possible when the mother’s mental and emotional health primarily and physical health secondarily (if one goes into the specifics) is in alignment and in an energetic stress-free state first. This holds the key to making the right choices and decisions that then help her autistic child be healed from all the limiting symptoms in the shortest possible time.” Click here to read the complete article publication. To read more such informative blogs and stay connected with our work, go to https://www.authenticautismsolutions.com/blogs
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