Giving our children independence is one of those parenting rituals that no one tells you about before you have children. It’s especially hard for parents of special needs children.

Dr. Ali Griffith shared the ways she is working to give her son independence and embrace his uniqueness as he gets older and wants to do more on his own. We go back to her early momming days and she shares about her son’s diagnosis and how she initially didn’t see the signs that eventually led to confirmation of Autism. 

She reminds us that we have to cheer ourselves on and realize they will be ok without us always around – something that can be impossible to get over!

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