I believe that a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Raising a child who suffers from a disability or sometimes more than one – is never a trouble-free task. There are several kinds of disabilities which surely deprives a child to have normal life, a life that you and I probably don’t appreciate enough.
AD/HD – a condition that can make it hard for a person to sit still, control behavior, and pay attention. Autism/PDD is a neurological disorder that affects a child’s ability to communicate, understand language, play, and relate to others. Down syndrome on the other hand is the most common and readily identifiable chromosomal condition associated with intellectual disability.
Being different isn’t a negative thing, the list of these disabilities is long but that was just a highlight. There are kids who have all kinds of special needs, mild to severe. Things like picking up the right school, fighting with the fact that people make assumptions about your child as though he or she is dangerous or badly behaved, dealing with daily ‘tantrums,’ or in most cases how others would react to those crabbiness (which I guarantee aren’t very supporting) are few things what parents face.
If one has a child who suffers from many of these challenges – constant attempts of making their and your lives simpler is the best thing that one can do, using books, videos, computers, visual aids, flashcards, and activity-based study tools. Things like role-playing or model building, studying with music on in the background and being extremely involved with your child is the perfect present a parent(s) can give their kid.
A child deserves to be happy so why not try giving them the best that you can? I believe parents who manage to raise a challenged child or are doing it – are an epitome of love and perfection. Spending time with them, and being patient is the key. Parents who give their child their best, whether it’s in terms of education, ethics or even fashion are to be highly appreciated. Talking about fashion – the latest edition of Tommy Hilfiger’s existing children’s collection is just phenomenal, it’s for those kids who probably have difficulties following the latest trends, and parents who find it hard to pick the right clothing for their amazing child – the designs are same except, that the pieces have been modified so they’re easier for kids with disabilities to wear! thus children with a limb difference or muscle disease, for example, will be able to wear the same fashions as their peers. That makes it so much easier for these children.
A child with special needs will inspire you to be a special kind of person; there are so many children who are suffering with various disabilities and some who fought till the end. The weaknesses are not what they choose, so we must learn to cherish those children around us who need extra care, and be patient about it. Instead of frowning and being afraid of them-try flashing a smile, the next time you come across a child so special.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are solely of the author and do not represent ARY policies or opinion.