I just have to take a minute to tell you about the first few sessions Brad and I have had with Lucas.
I went in our playroom for the first time last week and began joining Lucas. In only about 10 minutes of joining, Lucas got up came over and hugged me!! He has not initiated a real hug really ever! As I’m sure you know, this mama was ready to let the tears pour, but I realized what a wonderful time to celebrate him! I felt like he knew that I accepted him and was entirely happy just “being” with him without demanding anything of him. What a wonderful moment!
My second session with Lucas: I began joining and following the Son Rise principles, and we had our first ever real game of pretend animals. He kept requesting me to be a crocodile and decided to be a horse. For a child on the spectrum, this is a truly amazing step in socialization. We had so much fun together!!
Brad has been in the playroom with Lucas as well and within 10 minutes of joining Lucas, he put his hands on Brad’s face and caressed his chin while looking in his eyes. These are the moments a mom and dad dream of when they have a child and this program is already facilitating these moments that we have longed for with something as easy as just accepting and being with our child the way he is. We cannot wait to see where this program takes us!!