If you are the parent of a special needs child then you know that growing up special in today’s world is not easy. Finding ways to help your child be successful and to be as independent as they can be is often a challenge. Too often those children, or young adults, are shuffled off to a seperate area or to a “special” program. Acceptance is sometimes hard to come by.
Therefore, it is vitally important to create an environment where your special person is accepted, loved, encouraged and challenged to spread their wings. Finding appropriate venues to integrate them with “normal” or “average” peers is difficult.
When you are able to find a good fit…often you must force yourself to stand back and let them do and be. That is easier said than done. As a parent you are always in a protective mode…and you should be…but…you must also let them be as independent as they can be without interference. 🙂
Do you have some great experience that you could share with other parents of special needs children or children who have been adopted who struggle with issues? If so, others could benefit from your successes and possibly even your struggles. Check out this blog: http://www.growingupspecial.com/ Introduce yourself and leave a comment. You never know…you just might find others to share with.