Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Jacqueline Laurita has released her first blog for Parenting Magazine to discuss her son Nicholas’ autism diagnosis, and to give advice to other parents who are going through the same thing. Jacqueline recently became a contributing editor to the magazine’s website, and now there’s a preview to Jac’s very first blog.
Jacqueline starts by introducing herself and sharing some of her story and explains how Nick “enjoyed playing by himself and seemed content in his own little world.”
In an emotional video at the RHONJ Season 3 Reunion, Jacqueline shared that Nicholas was no longer able to say, ‘I love you.’ Jacqueline writes, “When Nicholas stopped saying ‘I love you,’ it was devastating. As a mom, when your child starts to talk, hearing those three little words is something you cherish. Losing that broke my heart.”
Next, Jacqueline shares her experience regarding Nicholas’ official diagnosis. “I went home, hugged my husband, and cried until I couldn’t cry anymore,” she said. “I cried for myself; I cried for my husband; I cried for my other kids, and I cried for my Nicholas.”
Jacqueline continues to explain she is positive for the future, and Nicholas is progressing every day. She has changed up Nick’s diet and nutrition and wants readers to know to never feel ashamed. “We don’t ever want him to feel ashamed,” she writes. “My son is a beautiful little boy who is very smart and loving. Autism is one small piece of who he is.”
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