This post is for all mothers of an autistic (and probably also ADHD) child. I have the pleasure to tell you that you deserve a medal because you make it happen every day, not only once as finishers of the NYC marathon do. This is not my idea, although I strongly support it, but is based upon scientific research.
More than three hundred mothers of autistic children have been surveyed and compared to thousands of other mothers. They are more stressed, for sure, but they also perform better in parenting tasks than mothers of less challenging kids. And, very remarkable, they have a closer relationship and are less angry to their child. They also show a very good social stability and manners to discuss disagreements in the family. - (Picture by jodi*mckee @ Flickr)