In parenting a child with autism, it’s really easy to beat the sh** out of myself on a regular basis. I spent years doing that, not realizing that I was sapping my energy with negativity, and not seeing how hard I was working, how much love I was giving, and how meaningful my work was. It was only after I burned out, over and over again, that I finally began to see that I needed to implement a whole new strategy: to change my expectations of myself.

Check out my latest video to see exactly what that looks like, and why this strategy has become my #1 go-to for staying the course—especially when I am struggling to accept myself.