I have been struggling with guilt regarding feeling overwhelmed with the prediagnosis journey I am on with my 14 year old. I feel I have no right as I am not the one living with the condition. I am always positive in public and with my family and I know that really it's not a big deal.... but sometimes it's just too much for me to get my head around.
Am I the only one?
I'm not a parent (I'm awaiting an autism diagnosis myself), but it's natural for parents to worry about their children and want the best for them. If the pre-diagnosis journey is tough for your child, it's understandable that it's tough for you too. I know lots of parents have to quite fight hard for a diagnosis (I'm having to fight hard as an adult), so that must be challenging too.