If I can just find the reason

(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 ourContinue reading “If I can just find the reason”

What If… Your Special Parenting Journey is Your Highest Qualification for This Life?

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 winContinue reading “What If… Your Special Parenting Journey is Your Highest Qualification for This Life?”

Special Needs Parent you have nothing to be ashamed of

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 dealtContinue reading “Special Needs Parent you have nothing to be ashamed of”

How you can support your Special Needs Parent friend

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 NeedsContinue reading “How you can support your Special Needs Parent friend”

Dear Special Needs Parent: Welcome to Holland …

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 IContinue reading “Dear Special Needs Parent: Welcome to Holland …”

The Secret Struggles of an ADHD Parent

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 seeContinue reading “The Secret Struggles of an ADHD Parent”