Sometimes it’s a stranger in Target making a comment about why you don’t discipline your child in a certain way. Perhaps it’s a relative questioning why you don’t do something or why you’re so worried about something that is probably a “just a phase”. This month’s column can help get you thinking about what to do in those moments.
special needs parenting
He’s not a set of challenges alone, but a whole person. Standing there on that plastic precipice, he was a whole person who just wanted his mom to watch him do something cool.
Summers are different when you have a special needs child because it can be tough to find activities that your child will enjoy.
I have three goals for this year and they’re ones that I hope all parents, especially those with kids with special needs, will think about adopting too. Special needs parenting in Huntsville doesn’t have to be MORE complicated.
Family gatherings, finances, food, and then the kids are out of school and suddenly everyone is out of their routine. Throw in a special needs child – regardless of the challenges, physical or cognitive – and the holidays suddenly become a gauntlet of stressors for parents.
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I knew I needed to find a support system, other parents with children that had similar delays to our own, just so we could ask questions of someone other than our pediatrician or speech therapist or EI coordinator. But how does a parent of a child with special needs seek out support?
I bought “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”. I slept a lot. I tried really hard not to throw up whenever nausea started knocking. I fretted over things that could happen to my baby. But the one thing I fretted over most was autism. It was the newest buzzword , the new primary concern.