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October 16, 2012

Tips for parents

Give your child your time, but also make time for your marriage. If you don't take care of yourself and put time into your marriage, it could ultimately mean that you will have less time available for your child.

“Listen” with your eyes to what your child is trying to tell you. Not all children communicate verbally.

Set high expectations. Be supportive of who your child is. Build self-confidence. Encourage your child to learn to do as he or she can. Give more love and encouragement and less criticism.

Go to therapy. Speech, occupational therapy and applied behavior analysis are critical for most kids on the spectrum, but also use creativity. You can see benefits in motor skills by participating in community events. Try swimming, dance, tumbling, gymnastics and horseback riding for motor skills.

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