PDA AUTONOMOUS PARENTING


Some parents of children with PDA believe in nurturing them through life by providing gentle guidance, strong support, respect and through setting minimal, but essential boundaries – the autonomous approach. We believe that, for some children with PDA, a different approach to traditional discipline and punishment is required to ensure their emotional well-being and improve their long-term outlook.

Our philosophy is that, through mutual cooperation and respect, our children can reach their true potential.

More information on Autonomous Parenting

by Jane Sherwin

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7 comments on “PDA AUTONOMOUS PARENTING

  1. Hello, your link to More Information on Autonomous Parenting doesn’t seem to work (for me, at the moment); I’m really interested in finding out more though…. Thanks,

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    • Hi. I’m sorry about that – the link is now working again. Thank you for letting me know it was broken. If you’d like you could apply to join the PDA Autonomous Parenting group on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/groups/pdaautonomousparenting – please note that when you request to join you will be sent a message asking for your reasons for wanting to join and that no request will be accepted until this message has been replied to. 💜

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  2. What I find mind-boggling is that anybody should think only kids on the spectrum need this kind of treatment. I thought ALL children should be brought up this way; how else can you nurture a respectful and independent child to the best of their potential? If society in general is NOT bringing up kids this way then all I can say is it explains a lot about ongoing social problems…

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    • Sorry… I had to log in to post and it didn’t show me that my comment had registered, so I rewrote it; and now I can’t delete the first one 😦

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      • Not a problem. I’ve deleted it for you.

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    • You make a very good point Gail. Sadly though “typical parenting” does seem to focus heavily on rules and discipline. True autonomous parenting would seem crazy to most but for a lot of children with PDA it works wonders.

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    • I couldn’t agree with you more.

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