WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FIND OUT YOUR CHILD HAS A DISABILITY

FOR any parent, finding out that your child has a disability can be hard to come to terms with. However, coping with a child who is living with a disability is possible if you seek help to manage your emotions and work towards accepting the situation. It is important for you to have knowledge of the disability your child has and also understand their needs.

WHAT YOU MIGHT GO THROUGH

You will experience a number of emotions after learning that your child has a disability, which will include:

¦ Anger: You might go through strong emotions of anger at the world, doctors and even God. You might even ask yourself why you.

¦ Blame: You might blame yourself for whatever disability your child has and feel like you could have done something to prevent it.

¦ Rejection: Mothers are often rejected by families, society and even the fathers.

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FIND OUT YOUR CHILD HAS A DISABILITY

? Acceptance: Try to accept the situation you have found yourself in because it will only frustrate you and leave you in a state of misery if you don’t.

? Knowledge: Find out more about your child’s disability and ask questions so that you can best take care of him or her.

? Love: Don’t neglect or hate your child because of how they are. Be a parent and take care of them.

? Support: Find a support group. There are other parents who are going through similar situations as you.

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Nikita Chizhov