The cost of bringing up a child with Autism can affect parents, carers and families emotionally. Not only do you need time to digest the diagnosis, but there are the endless calls and emails getting the right support, meetings with schools and so on. What fails to come to mind is the financial cost.
In 2014, paediatric study in the U.S printed by Time Money found that it costs the average U.S family in one lifetime, $1.4 million bucks. OK, so they don’t have the NHS to fall back on, but don’t think the U.K gets away with no cost to the family at all. In fact, in the U.K, the figure is around £220K. Now, don’t get me wrong, that’s an ordinary lifetime where the child is state educated, takes one holiday a year and where the Autism is not severe.
If we were to compare that figure to how much it costs to raise one non-autistic child in the U.K, to raise one autistic child, it’s three times as much.
According to the charity, Ambitious about Autism, having the means to put in place some relative care for your autistic child for his or her life time, costs homes, savings and
“Patience is BITTER, but it’s fruit is SWEET” – Aristotle. Parenting requires you to persevere and have patience which is kind of bitter to do a SUCCESSFUL PARENTING JOB which will be sweetest at the end. Going through child rearing duties and responsibilities right from childbirth and training them through each development stage could be so hectic that most parent lose their patience and perseverance which are very necessary. As a parent, when you lose yours, your child looses his or hers too… then it becomes a war in this parenting field. This article lay more emphasis on these questions such as; What is Patience? What is Perseverance? In what ways do parent make this mistake often? How do we exercise and also help how to children to exercise them too?
What is PATIENCE?
Patience is the capacity or ability to endure something tedious such as provocation, annoyance, pains and misfortunes without complaint but with calm and strength.
What is PERSEVERANCE?
Perseverance is that quality of continuing in something even if it is difficult. It is having this tenacious mindset of not giving up. Looking at this definition, I feel both words are interwoven a bit. But they are not the same, yet