Having a child with special needs is not a joke. Parenting a kid with these characteristics can be very stressful. What are some of the coping strategies you use to deal with your special needs child?
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Comments: I don't. Thats why I need to look for support in places like this one. I don't have the support of family or friends. It's tough.
Sorry to hear about that TriniM. I cope better some days and worst in others. My son's mood changes constantly so is hard to give an exact answer.
Comments: My child also has mood swings so I know how you feel specialmom, hang in there we're all trying our best and our children are blessed to have parents who care.
Comments: I believe looking for the positives, and celebrating your child's victories, no matter how small or great. It may take your child until age 6 to stop bed wetting whereas a child without autism is toilet trained while as a toddler, so what! celebrate that your child has reached a developmental milestone. Enjoy the pace that they develop through into adulthood.
Try to find humor in not so humorous situations. Remember there is always someone worst off than you, or your situation, I recently met a mother, whose child was blind as well as autistic and had seizures. Thank God for your blessings everyday and enjoy God's gift of your child.
Thanks for that post Reid! You know, my son potty trained when he was 2 and a half...he learned to do it in a week. He is high functioning, he can use a computer better than I do, just learned the 50 US states and its capitals and is a very loving child. He has made tremendous progress.
Comments: That's awesome. We need to give our children more credit. There is a lot they can do, and may just not be able to communicate it all. We have some awesome children in our care!
Comments: I try not to take on what others say but the bad looks I get when I travel in public is sometimes embarrassing. Not that I'm embarrassed by my child but they look at me as though I'm a bad parent.