Like any other form of parenting, raising a child with special needs or a disability doesn’t come with a ‘how-to’ manual and is a feat no Parent is ever fully prepared to tackle. The parenting adventure may include worrying visits to the doctor, complex play dates, and an exhausting, continuous watch.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and drained? You might consider the following…………………
Understand your child’s condition
Having complete knowledge of your child’s condition will help you better understand what they need from you. You may research on the internet, read journals and publications, talk to parents who have raised a child with similar conditions, and always consult with your doctor. Fully grasping the condition will enable you to anticipate challenges and assess how to create structure and Support in their lives. For instance, if your child has a hearing impairment, getting the smallest hearing aid on the market might help them with voice recognition and speech development.
Join a support group
It takes a village to raise a child. A support group can be a good place to let go of frustrations by sharing your experiences with parents who face similar challenges. Additionally, a support group can potentially offer … Continue reading..