I have three grandchildren of my own with special needs. For me it always was a dream to be a grandmother. When my children were grown-up and got married, I could not wait for them to have kids so that I could become a granny. I love babies and was always good with toddlers and … Continue reading Guest Writer: Elmari Dreyer – When Your Grandchild Has Special Needs
Each one of us is traveling through this life with a certain mountaintop in mind. We have dreams which can come true and other dreams that most probably never will. The important thing to remember about this journey is that the most significant parts are invisible. In a world where achievement and success win … Continue reading What If… Your Special Parenting Journey is Your Highest Qualification for This Life?
This past week was a week of wrestling for me. I wrestled with the big bad Wolf of Approval. This topic isn’t new, I have thought and wrestled with this many times before. But, I realized that I was just a bit naive to think that this important element of my character has been dealt … Continue reading Special Needs Parent you have nothing to be ashamed of
How many times do we not subconsciously, or consciously, make the assumption that someone’s reply equals their thoughts? What if you just do not have the words to describe what you are thinking? We all have those frustrating moments where in mid conversation you would like to describe a thought, feeling or remember a name, but … Continue reading Non verbal…not stupid
Explaining your experience as a Special Needs Parent is gut wrenching on the best of days. The last couple of weeks I have been trying to figure out how I would explain my experience to someone who has never lived with a Special Needs Child or with any child, for that matter. Where do I … Continue reading Dear Special Needs Parent: Welcome to Holland …
Dalene Reyburn wrote a blog a while ago. The heading of the blog was: Dear Special Needs Parent: I see you … Those words hit me like a fist in the gut. Who knew? Someone sees me and acknowledges me. Today I’d like to say: Dearest parent of your amazing ADHD child … I see … Continue reading The Secret Struggles of an ADHD Parent