Do you have a child who is disabled? If you do, I personally think parenting disabled children is one of the hardest jobs on earth. I have also heard that while it is difficult, it is also very rewarding to know you are making a difference in the life of a child.
I was moved by this article in McKay today about the effects positive parenting with disabled children can have. I am constantly in awe about the simple things that make a big difference.
This quote from the article is particularly interesting, “The data showed a positive association between parenting and child outcomes. When there is positive parenting, there is a beneficial effect on the social and developmental outcomes of children. They also found that the greater the maturity level of the parent, the greater effect they had on a child’s life. “The results provide support for efforts to evaluate and promote effective parenting skills when providing services for young children with disabilities,”
If you have a disabled child, would you please post a comment about any ideas you have that can help you stay positive while faced with a difficult challenge, such as parenting a disabled child.
See the full article here:
Positive Parenting with Disabled Children
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