TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR PARENTS

OF CHILDREN WITH A DISABILTY


1.         Take one day at a time, take that day positively.
            You dont have control over the future, but
            you have control over today.

2.         Never underestimate your childs potential, allow them,
            encourage them, expect them to develop the best of their
            abitilities.

3.         Find and allow positive mentors; parents & professionals
            who share with you their experience, advice and support.

4          Provide and be involved with the most appropriate
            educational and learning environments for your child
            from an early age.

5.         Keep in mind the feelings and needs of your spouse
            and your other children. Remind them that this child
            doesnt get more of your love, just because they get
            more of your time.

6.         Answer only to your conscience, then you will be able to
            answer to your child. You dont need to justify your actions
            to your friends or the public.

7.         Be honest with your feelings. You cant be super-parent 24
            hours a day. Allow yourself jealousy, anger,pity, frustration
            and depression in small amounts whenever necessary.

8.         Be kind to yourself. Dont focus continually on what needs
            to be done. Remember look at what you have accomplished.

9.         Stop and smell the roses. Take advantage of the fact that
            you have gained a special appreciation for the little miracles
            in life that others take for granted.

10.       Keep and use a sense of humour. Cracking up with laughter
            can keep you from cracking up from stress.

 

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