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What Every Parent Of A Special Needs Child MUST Know

September 3rd, 2017
Natalie R.
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What Every Parent Of A Special Needs Child MUST Know
Children are very intelligent. They understand when something is not quite right. This is also true for any child who had special needs. They begin to understand that they may not function like everyone else, or that they do not seem to feel in ways as though they think they should. They begin to understand that they are different and look to their parents for reassurance.

For many parents, this is hard because they don't know what to say. They know their child is different and they love them but they don't know what to say, so often times, they say nothing. However, this can leave their child feeling even more distant, peculiar and different. They will begin to wonder why their mum and dad can't see that there is something different about them.

So, in today's article we are going to explore things that your special needs child must hear. Things that are important for most children to know but especially important for a child with special needs to receive.

Praise

They need to hear that they are doing a good job. Children with special needs may need to hear this more often than the average child. They need to hear that while they have other things going on, they are still doing a good job and still pleasing you. When a child feels like they do everything wrong it is important that they hear everything they are doing right. This says to them that maybe they aren't so different after all.

ResponsibilIty

Choose some household jobs that are tasks that your child can achieve and ask that they take these jobs over. They will see that you are trusting them with tasks and giving them responsibilities. They will feel that they are not different, because they have the expectations of contributing to the household, as well.

Love

This may go without say but children that have special needs have to hear that they are loved often. They need to hear that despite all their differences and difficulties that you love them for who they are.

And really, love is truly what matters. As long as whatever you tell your child, you say it with love and reassurance, you will be just fine... and so will they!
Do you, or someone you know, have a child with special needs? What are some things that you feel they need to hear?

Natalie x

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