I’m a mom of a child with autism, and I’m done with gentle parenting

  • I’m a mom of a child with autism, and I’m done with gentle parenting

    Posted by Gatherer  on July 10, 2024 at 8:32 AM

    My husband and I wanted to raise our daughter differently than how we were raised. I followed gentle parenting influencers when she was little and having regular meltdowns. I realized that techniques that work for neurotypical kids don’t work with my neurodivergent child. 

    I was raised with a style of parenting that leaned more toward authoritarian. My husband’s upbringing was strict and punishment-heavy. He has distinct memories of hearing “Stop crying, or I’ll give you something to cry about” frequently.

    From personal experience, fear-based, punitive parenting does not lead to healthy adults who can manage their emotions well. That’s why respectful

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