Back to school is such a fun and exciting time. School supplies, school clothes, new friends, new teacher, but it can also be a stressful time—not just for mom sending her kiddos off for the day but for the kids too. My son is diagnosed with autism, and although he thrives in a structured setting like school, sometimes there are moments during the day when he just can’t keep it together.
One of the big things we are working on this year is finding his inner strength—keeping it together during those moments of stress and finding something he can relate to, to guide him and to use as his inspiration. He received a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle for his birthday, which at first got pushed aside—sometimes he has a hard time with make-believe.
I told him that Leonardo is a devoted, tactical, courageous leader. He is the most authoritative of the Turtles. I also explained that Leonardo was named after Leonardo da Vinci, someone my son really likes to study and admires. Once I read to him about all of the AWESOME qualities that Leonardo possesses…
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