The only true failure of an Autism Parents is this…
I remember not too long ago the empty shelves at the Supermarkets and warehouse stores during Covid.
How people were fighting over the toilet paper and stock piling it like it was no one’s business.
Got me thinking, what if you ran to the store and walked down the diaper aisle and they were all gone?
Checked online, in all the neighboring towns, and there was none to be found.
Your brain might get creative.
It might find other things you could use as diapers.
You might put down puppy pads and confine movement of your child to one room.
Maybe you’d follow after your child trying to catch the pee or poop in a bag.
Also you might just see this as your cue that you HAVE TO potty train.
We think about potty training our children with Autism, you get so afraid of the
“act of failing”
The discomfort feeling it will bring, you start filling your head with shitty thoughts to avoid ever attempting it fully.
It will be hard.
Believe this shit, you’ve failed before you’ve even begun.
No unpleasant failing feelings to be had here. But failing at Potty Training is always just a thought.
Only is available to believe when you are thinking about QUITTING, when quitting is an available option.
Diapers were gone, what would you do?
See, “failing” isn’t something you can do. It’s just something you think.
As long as you always have the option to fail you will keep quitting.
Can you choose to think that failing is not something that is possible here.
MAKE THE DECISION to never quit, you make your success inevitable.
Then commit to the potty process.
Evaluate your data…
Tweak, Test, and Implement…
Rinse and repeat till you get where you want to go….
ANYTHING you want to teach your baby is as good as DONE including getting them potty trained, communicating or stopping their problem behaviors.
Because the only true failure of an Autism Parent is quitting.
Commit to not quitting as if it’s the equivalent to walking down a baby aisle with no diapers and you got no other OPTIONS.
P.S. In case you didn’t know it….
Potty Training is my jam! If you’re feeling like a failure and don’t know what to do next, BOOK A CALL to learn more about my group coaching program to see if you’re a good fit.
P.P.S – Shout out to Katelyn, who joined 3 months ago, and when her daughter ended school she was in diapers full time.