Posted by Anara on 8:36 PM
Many of us first began adapting as we worked through our initial feelings about a Special Needs diagnosis. Suddenly, we were placed in the position of adapting our views of family life and our futures.
For some parents, this process occurred at the same time as they were asked to make very important healthcare decisions for their Special Needs infant or child. Some honest parents have spoken about how their view of their child as a person needed adapting during the stress-filled, emotion laden days (or months) after a new diagnosis.
Why do some parents find themselves adapting emotionally over and over, while others consider this a minor part of their journey with their child? That question will be the subject of a future series. This series is meant to be thought provoking, but in a fun and creative way. We’re talking about adapting everyday items to meet your child’s Special Needs.
Just as a mother instinctively raises her voice to a higher pitch when she speaks to her newborn, some parents of Special Needs children adapt the way they do things or how they use everyday items without really thinking. Others will admit that they don’t come up with ideas easily, but see their child in a good idea when they hear it. Some are open to trying anything and everything in search of a magic bullet or a breakthrough moment.
For the next week or so, we’ll look at products that range from everyday average to over the top silly. We’ll shop for therapy items in places you might not consider and find new uses for basic household items. Goals will no longer be number 1 – they’ll be number 1.5. The new number 1 is motivation.
The world is an exciting place to a child. We are going to make the most of that excitement while keeping our children happy, motivated, and moving forward.
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