April is just a normal month to some but to a big portion of the world, April is Autism Awareness month. The Autism community grows by the day, 1 in every 45 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Those rates continue to increase. Having a child with any special needs can be difficult, we want our children to adapt and grow like many typical children. Last year I did a list of seven songs that focus on accepting one another, however, this year I wanted to switch it up a little. What 5 things do I want to teach my son? What areas could he improve in? Well, if country artists were traits or characteristics, which ones would they be? Check out my list below.
1.Luke Combs = Authenticity
I think like most parents, we just want our children to be themselves no matter what that may entail. Luke Combs is one of the few country music artists who just glow with authenticity. He is real and unforced. Originality just flows from his pores. His “take no shit” attitude combined with his very soft nature, it’s a perfect mixture.
2.Dustin Lynch = Outgoing
If you find a guy nicer than Dustin Lynch, let me know! His upbeat personality and charismatic smile continues to melt hearts all over the world. A personality like his can be hard for children with Autism (or any developmental delays) to develop. It’s a one of a kind demeanor. He shines!
3.Eric Church = Intelligence
Known for his outlaw sound, Eric Church is also very artistic and smart. His songwriting skills are really on another level. This kind of brilliance is not something that can be learned or taught, you’re basically just born with it. It’s a special gift that is God given. Autistic children are very very intelligent (maybe not in the ways you expect them to but in other ways) so this is one characteristic that we special moms pray for.
4.Miranda Lambert = Sincerity
This can be extremely hard for children on the spectrum, they don’t really understand feelings to well. However, Miranda Lambert is very in tune with her feelings. She’s incredibly talented and extremely strong. She has a soft place for animals and she gives with her entire heart. She is most certainly a role model. We all could take a note from her book.
5. Kip Moore = Hard working and carefree
A special kind of soul, Kip Moore lives life a little differently than most. He truly lives life to the fullest and pretty much carefree. While my 6-year-old is constantly worried about therapy, doctor visits, and school stuff, I would love for him to be more carefree and full of life. Kip Moore has worked his ass off to be where he is today, from sleeping in his truck and on friends couch’s to having #1 hits, he is a truly inspiring in almost every way. Plus, that voice isn’t too bad either huh?
This April, let’s bring awareness to Autism. Do something kind for someone with Autism. Get to know someone with Autism. Hell, you could even play them a country song!