I haven't been on here for a long time. But do always keep an eye on the forums
So my DD and DS both have ASD. They both see 2 speech therapists each. Both Speech Therapists have recommended that we get a family pet as this could help DD with the transition from Kindergarten to Primary School along with communicate, Emotional, and behaviour development.
Because our family dog passed away when DD was 1 year old we don't feel we are ready to take on another dog. I have told both speech therapists this and they both completely understand plus we rent.
Both Speech therapists said they always give alternative animals due to those reasons and because some children just don't like them.
Both speech therapists gave me a alternative of birds.
one speech therapists showed me a video of a child she see, from the day the child got their family pet to 1 month later the changes in the child were quite noticeable.
I have been talking about this to my husband now for 1 week and he is just not interested because we rent.
I feel as though we should be doing this for our children, but something is just holding him back. I believe it needs to family agreement to get an animal but I am just stuck as I keep getting the speech therapists asking me are we going to get a family pet every week. one of the speech therapists gave me a list of benefits to have a family pet for children with ASD but that still is not helping win this over.
I don't want to go behind my husbands back and get a bird.
Does anyone know how I can win this