I know it's breaking your heart to see me as I am now. Most of the kids we know are starting to talk while I'm just making sounds. I'm lashing out because I'm struggling. I can't communicate my needs, and things are just not going the way I wish they would.
When you approach your child calmly, this will allow you to decipher the communication clues your child is sending you with clarity. Your high-strung nerves can melt away into compassion, bringing a sense of peace to both you and your child.
Parents ask me all the time, "How can I believe in my child when the professionals tell me he is low functioning and has a low IQ? How can I believe in my child when I'm dead tired and overwhelmingly frustrated with their challenging behaviors?"