Why it is important to support parents, who are raising special needs kids.
Parenting is the hardest job that we’ve ever had. Raising kids with special needs is even more challenging. But at the same time it could be turned into a wonderful journey, where you can learn more about yourself.
All people are equal, it doesn’t matter from which country we are, which language we are speaking, which disabilities we have. Humanity is greater than status.
Why I would like to highlight this topic?
Working in the center, which provides therapies and Early Intervention Program for kids with special needs, I’ve noticed that parents need sometimes even more support than
their children. Yes, of course, they are trying their best in order to help the little
ones and their greatest wish is to see the speedy result of any improvement. Just parents and teachers know how much it costs (emotionally, psychologically, physically) to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Every day is a hard work, which will definitely lead to the progress if we are consistently doing our part as parents, helping to achieve new little goals.
We all have ups and downs, it’s absolutely normal. There are good days and bad days sometimes. I would like to be focused on positive things. We always need to remember that after rain, there will be a colorful rainbow. It’s very important for parents to take care of their mental health as they are the providers of the right directions and they are responsible for the kids.
To be honest, all parents (doesn’t matter whether their kids are typical or special), need very simple things. Most of us need to be heard, we would like to have someone, who sincerely can listen to us, with whom we can share our worries, difficulties, improvements and happiness.
From my point of view, it’s very important to have a parents society in each therapy center, because this a perfect way to be useful for each other. Together we can reach more, even the sky is not a limit. Some parents really feel lost when they find out their child’s diagnosis. But think from the bright side: you are not the first and the last one, there are plenty of people, who seek for same support as you. So why don’t we cooperate as a family and make this journey and the process of raising a special need kid wonderful and enjoying.
Words are words, I suggest to turn them into actions.
That is why, if you are interested in launching and participating in our GS parent’s society, please let us know. We will be happy to welcome you in our family.
By Viktorria Chow, 2021