With every decision to try, there comes a sea of unwarranted setbacks. Many believe that I am not THE expert to speak on things such as Autism. So in this week’s blog posts, I want to talk about my journey as a parenting coach. Specifically when it comes to helping parents of kids with autism. And maybe vent a little. Here is the thing, I didn’t choose this life. I didn’t get up one day and decided I wanted a career centered on autism. Autism Chose me.
If you are new to my blog, I want to thank you for stopping by. And before I continue with the blog post, let me introduce myself. My name is Tiffany Simpson. I am a life coach, Parenting coach and super mom to 13 year or animation developer with Autism. My journey began a few years ago, when my son was diagnosed with autism. It was during this challenge that I taught myself to create computer games and mobile apps. My son would use these to help him overcome challenges with his speech and social skills. The results were amazing. Today, he is 13 years old and has his own business in animation development. He has even produced his first animation development course. If you would like to read more about our journey, please visit my about page.
So back to my mini rant. It has been on my mind for sometime. While I am a certified Parenting and life coach, there are some challenges associated with being able to present parents with a working example. Yes, that is a problem, apparently. My mission is to help other parents experience the same type of breakthrough my son and I have experienced. One of the unfortunate things about living in western civilization, is the control institutions wish to have on any industry
I remember some time ago, I was doing some marketing on LinkedIn. There was a professor who messaged me. She said, “When you get to where you’re going, you need to be mindful that there are people who have spent many decades doing research in this industry, and they have yet to make a return on their investment”. And I took that as a veiled threat.
It was the first time I had every experience anything of this nature. There is a difference between people criticizing your work, and people feeling threatened by your work. She never said it wasn’t great. But she made it clear that there are other people, who’s work should be recognized. Not sure by whom.
So in this blog post, I won’t be wearing my hat as a life coach or a parenting coach. I will ask you my readers, how you would have dealt with the situation. I understand what is going on. But I want to hear from you, what is the best course of action to take in these types of situations? Thanks for your time. I can’t wait to hear from you in the comments.