Doesn’t it feel great to hear that you’re important, valued, and doing a great job as a parent? We think so, too! November (and more specifically, Thanksgiving) is a perfect reminder to pause and take time to appreciate exactly where we are right now. As a parent or caregiver of a child with special needs, sometimes that might feel hard to do. But there’s so much value in finding even one small positive to appreciate (and in teaching your kiddo to do the same).
We’ll go first! At IBO, we have so much to be grateful for, and we want to take this moment to say a big thank you to our Innovative Behavior Options’ family.
What We’re Thankful for at Innovative Behavior Options
Really, we can’t possibly say it enough – we’re so grateful for both our clients and our staff.
To our amazing team: We appreciate you. Your dedication to our clients and families (in addition to your impressive skills) make our therapy center the success that it is. It’s been a year of constant change and throughout it all you have been flexible and committed to helping our clients meet their goals. We truly value having each of you as part of the team.
To our wonderful clients: Thank you for trusting us as part of your team. Choosing an ABA therapy provider is a big decision – you have your choice of therapy centers, and you chose us to come alongside you and serve your family. It’s an honor to work with your children.
The Value of Gratitude for Parents and Kids
As the parent of a child with autism or other special needs, some days are harder than others. And on those tough days, it may feel like a challenge to rattle off a list of all that you’re thankful for. Start small. Think of one area where your kiddo has made progress – and just appreciate it. Not all change has to be big and flashy.
Research suggests that practicing gratitude can have a host of positive effects, such as improved coping skills, lower anxiety, and stronger relationships. And these same benefits can be experienced by children, too.
This November, consider taking the time to reflect on the people in your life and the progress your child is making. Work together as a family to look for opportunities to appreciate each other.
At IBO, we’re grateful to our staff and our clients, and we look forward to many more years of working with our team and serving our families.