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Advice for new parents with children who have disabilities.

Updated: Mar 12, 2021

My advice to parents with children with disabilities is to go forward into parenthood with your eyes wide open. Do not always treat your child as ‘special’, do not give them too many special provisions. Admittedly, there will be times when you may have to stop them or hold them back from doing activities but most of the time treat them the same as any other child. Children only learn from making their own mistakes, and this is no different with regard to a disabled child. I was a little ‘bugger’ when I was younger, but with good parenting and the odd telling off I have done rather good. So, ‘learn on the job,’ and parent with confidence in everything that yourselves and your child endures, and trust me, they will thank you later in life for making them become the best person possible.

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