The Emperor's New Onsie Video

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The Emperor's New Onsie Video
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Thu, 11-08-2012 - 4:39pm

I just watched a really good video featured on Huffington Post, a mom talks about her journey before and after of getting a diagnosis of SPD for her daughter.  

Slaton was both relieved to get this diagnosis -- she was finally able to help Violet, bringing her to occupational therapy -- and plagued by remorse for ever telling Violet to wear clothes that made her uncomfortable.

"You don't know how guilty I feel of all the times I forced things on her, and now I know that it hurt her," Slaton says in the video.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/the-emperors-new-onesie-hillary-frank-joyce-slaton_n_2064154.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing7%7Cdl28%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D231945

Could you relate to the mom in the video?  How did you deal with any guilt you have over your reactions to their issues before the diagnosis? 

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Fri, 11-09-2012 - 8:07pm

We were extremely fortunate in that we were being seen by an OT as the sensory issues were coming up.  But I do feel guilty when I know DS has to do something he HATES for therapy.  If I did not know he HAD to do these or they would cause developmental delays, there is no way I would have him go through with it.  I know it's best long term, but it is so hard to see him struggle so much.  My guilt is that his childhood is so tough so hopefully his adulthood won't be.