Overcoming Autism's Sensory Struggles: Finding The Right Vitamins

Seek The Help Of A Psychiatrist To Improve The Relationship With Your Parents

If you're an adult who has a shaky relationship with his or her parents, you might be resistant to get together or speak on the phone, all while feeling somewhat guilty for pulling away. This guilt can especially be prevalent if your parents are elderly and might not have too many years left. Scheduling some sessions with a licensed psychiatrist is an effective way to improve this relationship. You don't need to attend sessions with your parents; simply going on your own can help you to better understand the dynamic between you, develop stronger boundaries and work on strategies that will allow you to communicate your truths during future conversations. Here are some specific areas that your therapy sessions will likely address.

Understanding That Your Parents Have Faults

When people feel that they've been mistreated by their parents, it can be a bitter pill to swallow because it's easy to view the parents as infallible. In this case, it's then easy to think that there must be something wrong with you, since your parents are perfect. In your sessions with a psychiatrist, you'll begin to understand how your parents are not perfect and may have made plenty of mistakes when raising you. You might even develop some sympathy for their situation, as it's possible that they were only following the lead set by their parents, who were also not perfect. This can help you soften about the entire situation.

Remembering That You're No Longer A Child

The relationship with overbearing parents can be challenging because you instantly feel like you're a child who is once again living under your parents' roof. Your psychiatrist will help you to remember that you're an adult who cannot be influenced, manipulated or made to feel in a certain manner by your parents. This can make future interactions easier. For example, if you don't like to get together because your parents try to coerce you into staying at their house for longer than you'd like, you can develop the skills to firmly say when you're ready to leave.

Learning To Manage Feelings Of Guilt

Your psychiatrist will help you to not necessarily push your guilt down deeper but to acknowledge that you feel guilty and manage those feelings in a healthy way. For example, if you feel guilty about not spending more time with your parents, the solution isn't necessarily to spend more time together if doing so makes you feel uncomfortable. Instead, you can work to remember that your feelings need to come first, and if honoring yourself brings up a bit of guilt, so be it.

For more information, contact Commonweath Affiliates PC or a similar organization.

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Overcoming Autism's Sensory Struggles: Finding The Right Vitamins

Having a child on the autism spectrum poses all kinds of unique challenges that can sometimes be very difficult. The sensory issues that often accompany spectrum disorders can mean that even everyday things like taking vitamins may be a serious struggle. For my son, it's both texture and taste that pose challenges for him, which made finding a vitamin supplement very difficult. After experimenting with many different brands, styles, and flavors, I have found what does and doesn't work for various sensory issues that he has. I've created this site to share our experiences in the hopes that it might help other parents with kids on the spectrum to find a vitamin their child will take.


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