19 days ago
Will my daughters find a way to play ❤️ together?
Hello 👋 kinship friends This is my very first post.....since I have enjoyed reading posts and understanding family experiences. I thought I will be brave and share my story. I have 2 little girls both incredibly beautiful. My eldest has ASD level 2. She is 4 in a few months and we had a diagnosis just shy of a year ago. She is non verbal. My youngest is 2.5 going on 12 somewhat hehe. She has a wisdom beyond her years and is neurotypical. Of late I have noticed my youngest asking questions about her sister, or asking her to play with her or get her attention and it breaks my heart when she is either in her zone and tunes out, doesn't give her a reaction and looks confused that she plays differently. I know they adore each other, always cuddle and ask for one another when they wake up and throughout the day.......my question is, is does it get easier or harder watching my youngest thrive, bloom and develop typically......where Raphy we celebrate the small wins as if they are mountains we have climbed step by step as a family I feel like my youngest is curious and already sensing her sister is different but at 2yrs old might she not yet be too young to understand what is going on? We have sent Ana to long daycare while I run Raphy for all her supports and that is helping Ana's need to play with typical kids her age and engage I love them both so much 💓 💕 as we all love all our children.....just wanted to see if anyone else out there is in the same posi having one autistic child bw the 2