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As many of you know, Shaun and I have an AMAZING son named #Daxton! We adopted Dax into our family in 2008, and have since learned that he has autism. Today, we are answering some of your questions regarding #autism to the best of our ability, based on our own personal journey with Daxton.

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We are not doctors or health care professionals of any sort. We simply want to be super raw and honest with you guys about this huge, impactful part of our lives. With this platform, we have been given an amazing opportunity to educate, and share experiences about a topic that affects so many people. Any time that we hear families openly talking about their personal journey with a loved one with ADHD and autism, we always end up feeling very connected, and understood.

We have learned SO much just from raising Daxton. He is such an incredible young man, and has given us a whole new perspective on patience, as well as compassion. Being his mom has been one of the most challenging experiences of my life, but also one of the most rewarding. We have come across so many spectacular people who have helped us along the way, and given us so much inspiration. We continue to learn new things every day, and we are constantly growing as people because of Daxton. We are so lucky to have our little handsome man in our lives! ❤️

Autism does not define Daxton. His talents and skills are often far superior to ours. We tell him it’s like his super power.

While it has been challenging for us to adapt our parenting to accommodate how his mind works, we will do absolutely anything we can to give him the BEST chance to succeed in his dreams and goals for his life.

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💋’s -Mindy

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Do you have any questions for us? Comment below! 💋's -Mindy

Lisa Huitron says:

I love all of your episodes, but this one was REALLY amazing!!! Such great info Thanks Mitch!

Kakkumonsteri says:

<3 <3 <3

Ale Perez says:

Wait? Daxon has autism? Never knew that🤔

Ooshna Mirza says:

Even tho he has autism it can’t change him Daxton is the most generous and nicest kid even tho I haven’t met him I can tell he is a lovely boy Daxton his a super hero ❤️❤️❤️

Cherry Beeghly says:

Thank you sharing your experience!
We are in the beginning phases of diagnosis with our 8 year old and 6 year old. We also just moved states in search of better services and support.

Amber Solis says:

I’m 20 years old and I have ADHD. It was hard on my mom as a kid because I went to the school she worked at. I was put on medication at the age of 9 years old up until freshman year of high school. I still struggle with it to this day. And I’ve learned to cope with it, but my boyfriend notices it the most and it’s very hard to not be able to work through certain things but I’m doing it. And I know Dax will to ! My prayers are sent out to the McKnight family❤️❤️❤️

Melaine Hutchens says:

Are you guys divorce

Caileigh Figart says:

Why aren’t you guys wearing your rings ???💍💍

Cheertastic Ray&Lilly says:

Dax is so cute and your family is so fun to watch learn and grow!

srrandolph20 says:

It’s so moving how y’all are so open and willing to share a huge part of your life’s and I am overwhelming filled with love from the love I feel bless y’all and thank you for being you

RileyTheHedgy says:

My brother has Autism and I didn’t even notice that Daxon had Autism. ❤️

Jade Cannon says:

Hi Mindy, my big brother has really bad adhd and autism, I love him much. He is now in a home for adhd Tourette’s and autism. Remember, youre not alone, also ilysm! ❤️❤️

Trishali Sridharan says:

Always I love how united and loving this family is ! My respect for you guys has increased so much now that I know this part of your story ! Thanks for sharing a part of your life and wish you all the best ! Your kids are gonna do great things in life ! They already are !😊😊😊😊

Trishali Sridharan says:

I always wonder how smart Daxton is! I really enjoy seeing him talk about rockets and all and when this video was released I was nervous as to what happened! But I consider Daxton to be just like any other kid and I love him like my own brother! ❤❤❤❤

Sophie Chalmers says:

I’ve recently got a new account and gone through some of my old subscriptions and I’m so happy I did. I had no idea he has autism and it’s been really interesting for me to watch this video. In September I became an assistant teacher in Autism Movement Therapy classes and it’s been the best and most eye opening experience and I would do anything for those kids. I’ve really enjoyed watching how you cope so I can use some of the methods within our classes. If you were interested I’m sure there is some AMT classes in the US, they really do help and I may be biased but I have genuinely seen change in our students. Love to you and your family❤️❤️

Sira Doucoure says:

Mindy and Shaun take it day by day. Dax is a wonderful child and you guys are wonderful parents!

Amanda Wood says:

Mindy, I have followed your channel from the beginning. I was so glad that you have shared this part of your life. I have a daughter that is on the spectrum.

sugarfoxmama says:

You are doing great things! I'm a mom of a high functioning autistic teenager and member of the church. He was diagnosed in kindergarten. Not easy! But we call it his superpower!

Amrit Kaur says:

In the future I want to be a mum like you

L Per says:

I know someone who has a way more severe case of autism than dax

Anisa Ali says:

Brooklyn and Bailey have theirs moms smile.

Syazwani Shukri says:

I just didn't realize Dax has autism. And I know everyone has their own problems,I wondered what your family's problem. And you answered my question through this video.

You're such an amazing parents.
You have done a great job dealing with you life's problems.

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