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StefW
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Oh yes!! I am to a point I can align with the terminology of “helicopter mom” and always “rescued” Aj from the world because I always wanted him to feel safe in being in an environment where he couldn’t quite navigate being non verbal and such. This I can say came from trying to accommodate him to feel heard but I also realized that in the end, I didn’t allow him to speak sometimes with me always there to be on stand by to save and rescue him from tough stuff to learn to navigate and problem solve on his own. I am working on forgiveness of self in this realization a year ago or so… in Aj’s loving Max’s journey in a goofy movie and his constant telling his dad goofy “get your own life” lol So, now I take Aj’s communication as momma, let me do me and it’s okay haha. I realize that it is always done out of love and protection rather than wanting to cause more harm and one day our kiddos will come to appreciate having parents ready to rally and be in their corner but I, myself am trying to unlearn being a helicopter momma and letting my son navigate solo.. and ooooh my, it is hard lol. I totally feel this post. I am here for you to listen or share more back from my side… 🙂

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