Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity T.S. Elliot
Oh how this one rings true for me. I spend a lot of time detailing the ups and downs of autism but I rarely touch on an issue that is just as relevant to our family. Our little Grace, age 5, has major anxiety. So, I read and I learn and I ask questions and all I know for sure is this is so much more complex than nerves or fear. These little people are so delicate. They are so fragile at times, even if their anxiety might manifest in anger or depression. Their fears are real. They will not 'get over it', they will not 'see it your way.' Like any adult with anxiety they needs the tools to manage their days effectively. They need support and encouragement and they need understanding.