Parenting when you’re autistic


This clear, supportive guide explores the joys and challenges of parenting as an autistic person. Clearly-structured sections including self care, special interests, meltdowns and shutdowns, building relationships, avoiding burnout and more help you to navigate the tough parts of raising children and enjoy the rewards.

ISBN: 9781839978784 Author: Knightsmith, Pooky Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Publication Date: 19th September 2024 Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Cover: Paperback Dewey: 649.1087 (edition:23) Pages: 320 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , ,

Parenting is hard. It’s one of those universal constants, like water being wet or grass being green. And being neurodivergent can add an extra layer of tricky to the whole thing. So what can you do?

Speaking from a wealth of experience as both a mental health expert and an autistic parent, Pooky Knightsmith guides you through the joys and challenges of raising children in a neurotypical world. From self-care and special interests to meltdowns and managing conflict, the tips and strategies in this book will help you to build a positive relationship with your child, whether they’re neurotypical or neurodivergent, all while looking after your own mental health.

Always authentic, always practical, sometimes funny, and never judgemental, this book is an essential read for ADHD and neurodivergent parents (and future parents!) looking for advice from someone who’s been there and made it work.