What you wish you'd known...

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What you wish you'd known...
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 5:04pm

I wanted to pass along this article 10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Parenting a Child with Special Needs

I think that #10 says it all:

Parenting a child with special needs will teach you about patience. Humility. Determination. Resilience. Acceptance. You will love your precious, beautiful child more fiercely than you ever thought possible.

Can you relate to her list?  Is there anything you would like to add to it?

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 9:46am

You will be in absolute awe of your child. What they are able to overcome and achieve. Sometimes you will learn to love their quirkiness. Not in the beginning when it's driving you nuts but when they learn to control it more. My son thinks totally differently Than other people. It lets you see things differently.