(Written: 9 June 2015) That’s the first thing you do when you receive diagnosis, you look for the reason. Who, or what is to blame for this terrible name given to our confusion? “It will make me feel better, if I know the reason I can cope better.” But will we, cope better? Will our … Continue reading If I can just find the reason
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
Have you ever wondered if there is a way how you can meaningfully support a Special Needs Parent friend or family member? There definitely is! And it’s much simpler than you thought. Since our Parent Reality meetings started in 2014 the biggest, most evident benefit our parents receive is understanding. To be a Special Needs … Continue reading How you can support your Special Needs Parent friend
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