In the Autism family household, Spring Forward is like one of the most horrible times of the year.
It will take a total of two weeks to get my house quiet again and until the next time change to get the kids back in some sort of recognizable rhythm. Where most people greet the time changes with a love hate relationship, i.e. that moment when you gain an hour and lose an hour, I greet it with hatred. Children on the spectrum do not understand why the time has to change let alone do they recognize the importance of time itself if it’s often not on a calendar and is something tangible.
Spring Forward is going to suck badly and I’m just going to have to deal with it right? Right.
Tell me if your child has difficulty with the time change and how you handle it.