Autism Parents & Anger

Autism Parents & Anger

Being an autism parent is rewarding but also stressful, and can sometimes lead to anger. The key is not to be ashamed of your anger, but to control it and direct it properly.

In this video, Behavior Analyst Dr. Darren Sush talks with Shannon Penrod of Autism Live about accepting and managing your anger as the parent of an autistic child.

Autism Parents & Anger
By: Autism Live
Initial Air Date: Oct 29, 2014
Source: YouTube

What We Learned from this Video:

  • Taking care of an autistic child can be very stressful and can cause anger.
  • It is important to understand that anger is natural. Everyone gets angry, and it is okay to be angry.
  • Understanding this can help you redirect your anger into something productive.
  • Having someone to talk to about your feelings can help you vent your anger without having it boil over.
  • Anger is a normal reaction for not only parents of autistic children, but also the children themselves.

Dealing with your anger can be a challenging experience. Take a look at our blog post sharing 6 tips for staying calm and reducing caregiver/parent stress for more helpful ways to deal with anger and frustration.

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