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A guide to Parenting Children with Special Needs

It’s not an easy task to welcome a specially-abled child into your family. Cosmic questions and thoughts come into your mind and your consciousness. Your consciousness is interrupted by cosmic queries and ideas. Where are we going? Now what? the most important of all of them, why us? When you learn that your child has a disability, it’s normal to feel upset.

When you admit that your child is not like other children, you experience a range of emotions, including shock, denial, guilt, and uncertainty, followed by dread, sadness, loss, helplessness, disappointment, and rejection. Although it might look like the end, it’s not. Recognize your child’s diverse abilities and accept them. Accept the shortcomings rather than belittling him/her and grieving what has occurred. Always remember that you are not alone.

Each person develops and grows at their own rate because we are all unique. It won’t help you feel better to compare your child to relatives, cousins, children in the daycare class, or even children who have the same disability. You must spend time with your child because they are special. Stop anticipating and start embracing. A few topics are covered here that will aid you in being a better parent and caring for children with special needs and will help your child realize their full potential.

Creating a Bond With the Little One in the Earlier Stage

Regardless of whether a child has a disability, their early years are crucial because by stimulating the brain throughout these years, we can ensure that the brain develops to its full potential. Both children with disabilities and children without impairments receive the best possible development from our efforts to ensure their wellbeing.

Communication with a specially-abled child

There are some special children who can communicate with you whereas there are some who won’t be able to speak. They can’t speak, yet they still exchange information or communicate with us. For instance,the way a newborn baby who joins a family can communicate without using words. If a baby smiles, laughs, or cries, you can infer what they like and don’t like. A Special child who cannot talk experiences the same thing. They convey what they like to you by grinning or laughing, and what they dislike to you by sobbing or making an upset expression. All you need to do is try to read and understand their expression, once you get the catch of it you will be able to understand their needs.

Stimulating your child and his/her brain development in your day-to-day life.

Everything in a child’s environment can stimulate them, including sounds, interactions, and your smile. Therefore, if your child with a disability is in your presence, you should take the time to talk to them, explain what you’re doing to them in simple terms, smile with them, and tell them everything about their surroundings. You should also produce noises around them so they can respond to noises. Include and involve your child in all you do, from moving around the house to doing household chores. Your youngster should be brought into the space where you are working. Tell them what you are doing: cleaning the dishes and submerging them in water.

Describe your actions in detail to them. They will be stimulated by everything. You may also play with them directly to stimulate them, make small toys around the house, put stones in a bottle and shake it, or wave ribbons in front of their eyes that are of various colours. You may accomplish a lot just by using items from your home.

“As special needs parents we don’t have the power to make life “fair,” but we do have the power to make life joyful.”

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