Today is Day 14 in the series 31 days to Loving Sensory Parenting. You can read all the posts here.
I’ve learned the hard way in life that a lot of my outlook really depends on my attitude. It’s not something I like to admit or be told to do. But it is so easy for me to tell Miss Sensory she needs to change her attitude. But, not so easy for me to change my attitude.
Kids learn so much from us as parents and I know the importance of modeling this in life for her.
Sometimes, I’d rather just get stuck in the awfulness of the challenges we face because I know it doesn’t always get better. But what I’ve learned is that this can either make me better or it can make me bitter.
I have spent a lot of time angry with Sensory Processing Disorder. Its ok, I don’t have to love SPD. But I love Miss Sensory more than anything and this thing called Sensory Processing Disorder sometimes makes me have a bad attitude.
So, how to do you have a better attitude? It’s a work in progress for me. I wasn’t born on the positive side of life. I’m more of a realist. But it’s something I work on.
It’s often a matter of just making the choice. I choose to be positive in this messy life with a child that has Sensory Processing Disorder. I choose to make the best of this. I choose to face meltdowns head on knowing that I can make the outcome better. I choose to have a better attitude.