Special Children

Philippines
April 27, 2007 3:23am CST
If you are a parent of a special child, how will you cope with the challenges that come with it?
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@KissThis (3004)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I have always had patience with my special child. Also I never took Doctors at their word that what they told me was the only way it could be. When my daughter was less then a year old I had a neurologist tell me that since my daughters head was smaller then normally children her age that she was mentally challenge. My daughters head was the right size for her body. I was told by another specialist that my daughter would never walk and if she did happen to walk she would require a special device to help her. My daughter didn't start walking on her own until she was fifteen months old. But she did it all on her own. As a parent I don't put limits on my child. Yes, shehas special needs but that doesn't mean that I have to put limits on her. I feel that I must try to help her overcome these difficulties and find a way in which she can cope with society.
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@KissThis (3004)
• United States
2 May 07
Thank you for best response.
@jesseca (209)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
you must need to have many patience to him.. and you must love him even more!! you must understand all he needs for you to cope with him.. never shout him.. dont ever make him see that you were angry with him.. give him all the thing he wants..
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• Philippines
28 Dec 07
i haven't since i don't have kids. but i am interested in teaching special children. anyway, thanks for all your comments, i'm learning a lot from it... after i graduated in art education, i plan to study sped since it is in demand in education.
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@sirenna (34)
28 Jun 07
My eight year old son Sean has dyspraxia which means he has trouble doing things. He can't ride a bike, tie laces put his socks on properly.......... He get frustrated when he can't do things and turns violent he hits out at everyone who is close to him. His written work is slow he finds it hard to form the letters properly. He's very brainy and understands everything at school but just cant do the things "normal" kids can. The muscles dont talk to the brain like they should. if someone says something is hot and he touches it he will cry in pain even if the thing is really cold, because he has heard someone say its hot it must be. Sometimes I dont know where to turn and all I want to do is sit and cry. I feel I have let him down. Some days he's ok-ish and will go out and play but most of the time he sits and watches TV.
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@jsae29 (1120)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
My eight year old son is dyxlexic. It is actually a learning disabilty. Not like normal kids, he finds it hard to cope with school works. He always brings home failing marks and I know he hates it. He can understand the lesson, he can explain it verbally. But once it become written, the problem emerges. He finds it hard to read. He read won as now, no as on, and small p as q, d as b. I used to work before, but I resigned to focus on my child. He needs all the help he can get. I have two kids and they are both boys. I always see to it that I give them equal attention. Time management is also the key. I plan our day like a secretary doing for her boss.
@cyrile07 (236)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
honestly? i dont know, ill probably ask some advice from a psychologist... well, i guess im gonna read books as well on how to cope having a special kid or how to handle special child... one thing for sure i will do.. I will love my special kid and i will treat my special child same treatment as i would give to my other kids... :) and i will ask guidance from UP above im sure that HE will help the entire family to cope up having a special kid..