10 Ways to Enhance Parenting Styles for Children with Autism

Take a nap

10. Take a nap

This last tip applies to both you and your child. Sometimes, when exhausted, a little refresher is all that is needed. A 20 to 30-minute rest, even if you do not fall asleep, gives your mind and body a much-needed break. Even NASA pilots take 20 minute naps; why not you?

Oftentimes children with autism have difficulty understanding that their body is exhausted. They may watch television from the evening to the morning because they are distracted from their body telling them they are tired. Encouraging them to lay down for 20 minutes (consistency in the time helps) with their eyes closed will do wonders. If they get up in 20 minutes, they will be more rested and less stressed. If they fall asleep, then they will be getting sleep they need.