Parenting children with special needs brings about many challenges. In fact, there are days when it’s nearly paralyzing. But that is exponentially greater when you overhear others criticizing your child for something that is out of their control.
Archive for August 2014
It’s hard to not listen to all of the opposing voices you hear as a parent. Everyone from strangers, to doctors, to teachers and even your kids seem to have a take on your parenting. But, there’s really only one person who thinks you’re a failure, and most of the time, you believe them!
Summer break has come to a close and it’s time to put your kids back on the bus every Monday through Friday. As hard as it is, school is back in session. The million dollar question is, “How do we as parents successfully transition from staying up late every night, sleeping in in the morning (if you’re lucky), and following little to no routine all summer, to a new pattern?”
I came across this post as I was searching through my archives and wanted to share it again. My wife wrote this a few years ago to our 22 year old daughter and I shared it last year on this blog. We believe our children are one of the greatest gifts we’ve been given. Even when life is difficult, we love them and believe in them!
A long time ago, when my first daughter was born, I felt convicted to be an active presence in her life as we raised her. But in the years following I have also had 4 sons and have realized, even more so, the great importance of my involvement in their lives as they grow.