Today I lend my precious child out for the benefits of education, experience, and socialization. His anxiety is heightened along with mine. I ask you to watch over him and give him the confidence to embrace his new friends. I ask for your constant encouragement so he continues to exert his best efforts, especially during his most challenging moments. He has autism and those moments are so important to his progress. He needs that extra push and strength to endure, rise to the challenge, and overcome.
Please engulf him with our love so he will feel an ever present sense of security in knowing we are with him even when he can not see, hear, or touch us. Please grant him the self-esteem necessary to look past his own weaknesses (disabilities) and frustrations and realize what superb strength and worth he has.
Lastly, please give him special assistance during those endeavors he struggles with the most(you can input your child's own goals:
- Peer socialization
- Fine motor activities (writing, creative arts)
- Integration with sensory processing to help limit distractions
- Courage to lead and be his own person
Above all else, keep him protected in your arms. In your name, I pray - Amen.
What do you do to prepare for the first day of school?