Read below for a guest post from Lorna Bradley. “Each morning when I would drop off my neuro-typical daughter at pre-school I found I felt so angry. Every single day I was irritable for no reason. It made no sense. I loved her school.” “I’ve been in such a bad mood lately and I don’t know why. I get annoyed with traffic, with standing in line, with everything really. I was even mad that the … [Read more...]
ENGAGE or DISTRACT?
Thinking quickly on our feet begins to come naturally as a parent of a child with special needs. Even all these years later, we still do the same for our grown son! So often, even before something happens, we look ahead to how it might turn out in any given the situation. Then, there are the times something is happening in the very moment when we must make on the spot decisions that might help … [Read more...]
Have you ever felt “dumped on”, as if you are carrying more than your fair share of the load? At times like those the appreciation runs low while the demands run high. It’s easy for parents like us -- those who are raising a child with special needs -- to feel this way. Even in the most perfect of marriages, labor is never completely 50/50 all the time. And the type of work that each spouse … [Read more...]
Check Your Heart…
I don't know about you, but in all of my years parenting a special needs child, I have never come across another parent who felt like they had more than enough support, encouragement and help in their life. Most parents I have met and talked with, all share very similar stories of friends, family members and sometimes even spouses, not understanding the demands that are placed on them … [Read more...]