The Mommy Blame Game

If you are the mother of a child on the autism spectrum, have you ever felt guilty for your child’s condition thinking it was something you did or did not do that caused it? If so, check out this article on the autism mommy blame game.

What causes autism? As a mother of two children on the autism spectrum, that is the million-dollar question in my world. It has been nearly five years since I heard those words, “your daughter has autism,” and while I don’t know what causes autism, I do know what didn’t cause it — me. My daughter was diagnosed on the day before her third birthday, and in the past five years I’ve seen study after study come out that points to something the mother did, or didn’t do, as a cause of autism. This has caused many mothers of children with autism, including myself, to feel guilty.

Read the entire article: Autism: The mommy blame game.

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