Is there such a thing as “PARENTAL SANITY”…
When members of the family are on the Autism Spectrum does any family save Parental Sanity? Honest, the answer can only be limited to “Definitely Not” or ” No!” Families with children, parents or older generations who are involved in the overall care or the direct assistance may have experienced the quicksilver changes of minds, the total withdrawals, sensitivities and withdrawals from planned, coordinated activities.
Honestly, the answer can only be limited to “Definitely Not” or ” No!” Families with children, parents or older generations involved in the overall care or the direct assistance may have experienced the quicksilver changes of minds, the total withdrawals, sensitivities and withdrawals from planned, coordinated activities.
As our children became school age ‘dI had to prepare myself to go back to ‘work’ To be doing something where there was financial benefits. And so came the integration with other children
challengers. plus a vehicle accident after the third child was18 months old. That left us with one vehicle less, two trailers, stock and nothing else. Oh and three children with what has now been found as being on the Autism Spectrum. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, it seems, is a trigger factor that brings these traits out really well. And along came the fourth child.
So where does it leave you as a parent with at least one totally unpredictable person in your life. There has to be an income right. An income that can be worked through and below the rough times.
The solution- then, was simple.
We wanted to travel, earn and enjoy life.
While on the road traveling around Australia things were different. A whole different way of life within an extended Show and Festival [adapted] family.
Still we had the challenge of travel and Multi-Level Marketing dilemma sorted out with nearly the right tools on hand. We thought. Thirty years ago there were only multilevel marketing pathways. In reality after the truck impact only having one car meant that one of us would always have to be at home… or taking the children’s to a local park while the other presents the procedures, had a party plan presentation or even worse…wanted to go shopping for takeaways in a new town , new buildings and other smells that would trigger off somewhat erratic behaviour within the children.
All through our children’s childhood that extra be on alert fear was always present. Just because we did not know what it was we were actually dealing with.
Money tied up in stock
We learned the hard way. No money coming in meant where there was stock that was moving too slowly so product selection running out occurred. Again no money was coming in there was not the petrol to take the car to places where there were people who wanted it.
And stock, that, twenty-five years later I still am using. Yesterday, I opened the last inner box of furniture polish. And the deodorants and talks and perfumes…
Not so with the Digital Marketing.
All that held us back all those years ago from sharing such wonderful products and a way of family life and such that held the family together … let’s just say that the appreciation of technology has grown. So too has a love virtual stock. Besides, there is no need to have catalogs, nor to dust anything. And it all started with this simple report brander:
Having made contact with others who, like myself, are starting to be a predominant factor within one of my parents life, rest assured that when the time comes the basis will have been laid down. Learning to have some outlets and time out brought some form of parental sanity before. Now, thirty-plus years on and beginning again I live with the knowledge that going through and completing that BootCamp was well worth it.
So to you, I offer this solution that is being actioned.
Once I had read the ‘Simple Report Brander’ List building explanations I was confused. So I read it again. To tell the truth looking back on going through this my own experience was that it became easier the more I just let things surface and deal with them. Far easier than having four children, and two parents, within a cramped house and a wet snowy, sleety day in a town city or the isolated mountain, when all of us were reacting within out own Autism Spectrum roller coaster ride!
Back to the videos and the modules explaining things. My challenge was the Autism Overload restrictions to learning, and absorbing, then actioning new things. To tell the truth looking back on going through this my own experience was that it became easier the more I just let things surface and deal with them.
Comparatively far easier than having four children, two parents, two puppies, within a cramped house and a wet snowy, sleety day in a town city or the isolated mountain. Especially when all of us were reacting within out own Autism Spectrum roller coaster ride! Once again a few months later the reports was read. And this time, there was no interference. The others had gone to a beach for the day!
As long as the internet is connected and the device on, even time out for a breather is creativity still appreciated as the connection into the SFMers educational programs is kept open and alive. Definitely, put to good productive use as in today’s society there are ways to give the children a park space out, while you with your IPad or phone carries on placing your latest blog post through the social media channels.
Many may think of this post as negatively charged. However, living within the Autism filled parental years I accept that that is the realism of this posts statement!
.Just in case you missed it The ‘Simple Report on How to Build your list” is available through this link.