“If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.
If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”
We’ve all heard this saying before and know that it is used to stress the point that it is more valuable and longer-lasting to teach skills towards being independent rather than to provide short-term temporary support.
As parents, we know the wisdom of teaching our kids to do for themselves rather than doing for them. This applies to parents too. At Seattle Children’s Autism Center, we strive to empower parents by providing them with tools for parental self-efficacy, the confidence and competence to handle the challenges autism presents.
First I want to recognize that as a parent new to the diagnosis,
I didn’t want to fish.
I didn’t want to be given a fish.
I wanted nothing to do with fishing. Read full post »