How NOT to Raise a Child with a Disability

I believe that every Special Needs parent NEEDS to read this — a couple of times — until it sinks in.

Our kids are AMAZING. We should be grateful for them and focus on their strengths, not their weaknesses. Think of someone that ONLY views your weaknesses: is that someone that you want to hang out with? Or is that someone that you choose to avoid? Definitely something worth pondering over.

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When your child is a toddler, focus on all the things he can’t do. He’s not walking as soon as other children. He’s not talking as good as other children. It is embarrassing to take him out in public because everyone comments on his looks. Blame your spouse for his disability. Or, equally worse, blame God. Whey has He forsaken you? Why has He saddled you with this tremendous burden? Spend your child’s infant and toddler years lamenting the sadness, disappointment and loss.

As your child gets older and goes to school, always blame the teacher or the principal if he can’t do something. After all, it MUST be their fault. They are discriminating against your child if they try to make him behave or actually complete his school project. He has a disability! Doesn’t that come with the right not to have to do homework or obey the class…

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