The Power of Positivity

Do you know how powerfully destructive negative input can be?  It can tear one apart and make a person doubt them self in all areas of their life.  It can stop one from advancing and wanting to do better.  It can cause depression.

We all want to feel acknowledged and appreciated for who we are.

Having a positive attitude is a powerful tool and tonic. I know how very important it is for our children, especially our children with autism and special needs.  When I give my autistic adult son positive feedback, compliments, or praise, his entire demeanor changes instantly and dramatically.  I can see with my very own eyes how it brightens him up.   It is like a ray of sunshine lit up his world and he soaks it up like a sponge. 

The more positive input I give my son the more he grows and develops.  It is as if I am giving him permission to be himself and to do his best and that I am happy he exists. In other words, I accept him for exactly who he is and he feels it.  If you want to see how your child will respond from positive input just give it a try.  With positive reinforcement our children will thrive.

 

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Amalia Starr
Mother to an independent autistic adult son, Motivational Speaker, Author, and Founder of the Autism Independence Foundation. Book Amalia to speak, call 800-939-1046 or attend one of her conferences or training.
Amalia Starr

Amalia Starr

Mother to an independent autistic adult son, Motivational Speaker, Author, and Founder of the Autism Independence Foundation. Book Amalia to speak, call 800-939-1046 or attend one of her conferences or training.

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  • October 21, 2011 at 9:29 pm
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    I think we need feedback more than NThumans because of the difficulties we have negotiating your world, but because we are unlikely to ask for it – we don’t know what to ask for or the reaction our request will provoke – you need to give it uninvited. Positive feedback is wonderful but any feedback which explains what is happening, even if it is critical, is a good thing.

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