Sharing with you the top 10 things that I think every special needs parent needs to do with their child:
#1 – ACT SILLY even when everyone is watching!
#2 – COMPLIMENT them for a job well done!
#3 – DANCE like no one is watching!
#4 – INSPIRE them to find the superhero inside!
#5 – ENCOURAGE them to try new things!
#6 – PLAY with them!
#7 – TEACH them to be independent!
#8 – LEARN with them!
#9 – TELL them every day how proud you are of them!
#10 – LOVE them even when they walk into the lake with their clothes on!
Do all these things because they are your pride and joy! Because you were proud to have be chosen!
Because you as a special needs parent has a responsibility and a desire for your child to reach their highest potential. Because you want to give them all the tools they need to be successful in life. To be an active member of their community and to have friends.
Every little thing you do for them or say to them are the building blocks for them to be all that they can be. To be happy, proud, successful and respected.