LeeAnn - posted on 09/15/2009 ( 43 moms have responded )
Ok, so this is kind of a rant / question... Am I the only mommy of an Autistic child who gets tired of hearing other moms, who don't have Autistic children, or even special needs children, say "I know how you feel"?! I get soooo aggravated!! I know that they are just trying to help, but in truth, they have absolutely NO CLUE how I feel, or what I deal with on a daily basis. I love my daughter, and can't even begin to tell you how special she and her sissy are to me, but it isn't a bed of roses! She has tantrums, and screaming fits, and communication problems. Her sister is younger, so she mimmicks her sister all the time. I don't want to seem ungrateful for the attempt at support, but I feel like they don't know what to say, so they say they know how I feel. Any advice on how to respond would be great!