|"Please shed some light."|
The program is based from a book that is broken into 10 chapters, or sessions, which works out to one a week. The hard part isn't reading the chapter or doing the review, the hard part is that we have a son with an ASD. Jacob is very independent, but its hard for us to get enough free time to complete the chapter.
Now the first chapter is easy or so I thought. Chapter one poses the question " What is positive parenting?" And after going through the chapter we feel that positive parenting is crucial when helping someone like our son. We have to be consistent together as a team. And we need as much structure as possible in all aspects of Jacobs life, including discipline.
The thing that I found the most interesting was the point that illustrates the importance of consistent discipline. And if we ask Jacob to complete a task, we, must ensure that he does it. If we don't ensure that he does the task, he may learn that he doesn't have to do what we ask. It sounds and feels a bit harsh, but we both know that Jacob needs structured discipline.
The program seems intense, but do able. Luckily for us that we have time when Jacob is in school to complete some of the work together. We may have some difficulty this week because of our court date on Tuesday. So hopefully once that's done, we'll be able to finish the week on a positive note.
Either way, its exciting to see some direction. Because all to often, battling autism can be daring and make you feel like your in a downward spiral. But we know that we must work together to help our son, so we're going to old hands and tackle things on step at a time, together.