More FUN and LESS STRESS as a family.
January 1, 2007 7:16am CST
Some of parents have had children with major disabilities or disorders - like learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger's syndrome, Autism, and Obsessive Compulsive disorders (in fact, as I write this, just 5 minutes ago I was consulting with just such a family). Others are simply tearing their hair out about their children's oppositional and defiant behaviors - kids that think they own the world. Kids who throw temper tantrums, sass back at their parents, beat up their siblings, refuse to do as they are told... kids who think only of themselves, and want everything NOW! Many of the parents feel completely hopeless. They have read all the books, tried all the advice, and yet their kids just seem to get worse instead of better. Sometimes it gets so bad, they even start to think about putting their children into care, as they just cannot cope. As parents, they feel like complete failures. Maybe you have felt like that at times too?
1 Jan 07
it's even sadder for these kids that they're not accepted by other ppl bec of their disabilities/disorders w/c isnt entirely their fault. at first it's hard for the parents to accept it but a lot of them i know has learned to accept it later on and i personally have not heard parents say that they feel like a failure for having a special child.we should show compassion to these children now that we are aware of such disorders since most of the ppl dont understand them.