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Week 3 Challenge – What are Your Child’s Strengths?


As parents it is easy to focus on what our child’s weaknesses are.Β  Therapy is focused on improving their weaknesses.Β  In social media, you see a lot of posts focusing on children’s weaknesses and very little on a child’s strengths.

For all children it is important to work with your child’s strengths and build from there.Β  If you keep focusing on their weaknesses not only will it affect their self esteem but you want them to be confident. Children with autism should focus on their strengths and build on from there.

What are Grace’s Strengths?

πŸ™‚ She cares about others

πŸ™‚ She is great at reading

πŸ™‚ She was the leader of her calisthenics group

πŸ™‚ She is great at spelling

πŸ™‚ She is enthusiastic about her learning

πŸ™‚ She is a great big sister

πŸ™‚ She loves to sing

πŸ™‚ She loves to dance

πŸ™‚ She doesn’t loose belongings at school

πŸ™‚ She has an awesome imagination

πŸ™‚ She helps her friends

πŸ™‚ She remembers everything

πŸ™‚ She loves to colour in

πŸ™‚ She is learning the piano

πŸ™‚ She loves the beach

πŸ™‚ She has always come up with her own calming strategies


What are Emma’s Strengths?

😎 She has the funniest sense of humour

😎 She loves animals

😎 She tells me how she feels

😎 She loves a cuddle

😎 She loves to dance

😎 She loves to sing

😎 She cares about her friends

😎 She loves to colour in

😎 She loves to write

😎 She loves to do sport

😎 She loves riding her scooter

WhatΒ  are your child’s strengths?

Does your Child Have Low or High Functioning Autism?

I am regularly asked if my girls have low or high functioning autism?

No matter if a child has low or high functioning autism each child has their own strength and weaknesses and come with their own personality.Β  Amongst families with autism, there can also be some thoughts that if you do not have a low functioning child with autism you do not have it that hard.

But no matter if your child is low or high functioning, a diagnosis of autism is life changing and it affects all members of the family.