Father’s Day

I was having a discussion with some friends about the emergence of women receiving praise for #Father’s Day. I won’t necessarily say that it is wrong because growing up, my siblings and I always thanked my mother for everything that she did on Father’s Day. Now as an adult, I don’t necessarily support the idea of mothers getting gifts on Father’s Day, but I understand those that choose to. My thoughts today aren’t about the debate going on around the recent #Hallmark cards, but instead about wonderful fathers around the world. I most certainly want to highlight fathers of kids with Autism.

As I work with students across Maryland, I often see them with their moms. I always see moms at the schools, in the meetings, and just trying to figure this behavior thing out. Every now and then, I see a dedicated father handling the same tasks. Now this isn’t to say that they don’t exist because many of the fathers from these families are typically working around the clock to support the family financially.

Because of personal experiences and my devotion to #Autism #Awareness, I get a little warm and fuzzy inside when I see the fathers of my students being hands on. I know that working with kids with behavioral challenges for a few hours can be quite a task, so I can only imagine having to manage them all day, everyday. I know that you guys don’t get enough credit or recognition, so I wanted to let you know that you are appreciated and your efforts are noticed by those around you.

From us here at LEAF Learning Center, thank you for allowing us to work with your wonderful children. We hope that you have a wonderful Father’s Day!

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