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. . I was originally going to do an informational post, but had a phone conversation with my older sister, and she called me out on being such a defensive person. Me posting this quote is my attempt at having a positive spin on the reflective state her comments put me in. Lol. . . I have been defensive for a long time.Years. But I get defensive because I constantly feel like I am being attacked, with the bottom line being: “You are not good enough.” . . At this stage in my life, it primarily stems from all that has come along with having a child with special needs. The questions and “advice” that people say just feels like it oozes judgment when I am coming from a place of already having so much guilt, of feeling like I can never do enough. You think “mom guilt” and “mom shaming” is bad enough for someone with a typical developing child, try throwing in “behind in every area of development,” “difficulty with self-regulation,” “child who does not yet know how to navigate independent play or playing with others,” etc. and feel how much more intensified things become. . . -“You should read to your child.” -“You probably don’t take your kid to the park.” -“You should talk to her so she can learn how to talk.” -“She doesn’t have Autism; she’s just slow.” -“Now you know to do things differently with this one [I have 2 daughters] so she doesn’t end up like her.” . . The list goes on. And I get angry. Because I try and I try, and give whatever part of myself that I can, and what? Statements like those above, insinuating that I don’t even do the “basics,” like talk to my child. . . Yes, they come from a well-intentioned place, and I can’t blame them for what they don’t know... for not taking into consideration factors like (lack of) joint attention, lower muscle tone, the importance of picking up on social cues for learning, vestibular sensitivity, etc. and how those things can affect development. . . So what to do moving forward? Educate. Share. Promote acceptance— not just for our children with special needs, but for their parents as well.
Special needs parenting... battling chronic pain and fatigue... homeschooling four boys... getting real food on the table every day, all day, on repeat. . . Anyone feel me? . . No doubt, fear and weariness can grip us from time to time, convince us we have reached our limit. That we can’t handle another thing, another day, another task, another meal, another tantrum, another migraine, another sleepless night. . . But I have to remind myself: I have a 100% track record of getting through hard days. I can get through another. . . Oh and by the way, y’know when I feel the most overwhelmed and weary? When I’m trying to do things in my own strength. 😣 Let me not forget THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH! . . #jesusgirl #specialneedsparenting #lymedisease #pandas #pans #lymewarrior #warriormama #wecandohardthings
I’ve been finding so many great #tiptuesday & awareness-like series here on Instagram for #autismawarenessmonth such as this series of post that @autismparentingmagazine has going on their Instagram right now! 😍 this can absolutely serve as a #tiptuesday for parents who shop with their kiddos 👍🏽🙌🏽👩‍👧‍👦 #repost via @autismparentingmagazine
Another syringe roll ready to post. Love this unicorn fabric, so bright and cheery. #guiniveres #unicorn #blendeddiet #blendeddietfortubies #medicationmadeeasy #specialneedsparenting #sen #tubielife #uniquesolutions
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This is not a typo, it’s my other daughter’s birthday today! Yes, my girls birthdays are back to back. 💕 With that, Happiest double digit (10) day to my beautiful TEN YEAR OLD BABY GIRL, Madelyn Ann!! 💕 You all, this child. Be still my heart. Many may think she’s overshadowed by her older sister, but she is having none of that. She is her own person and she will let you know. She is strong and confident and wicked smart. She loves animals, the environment and any sporting activity there is. She is fiercely dedicated to whatever she tries and gives it her all. 💕 She is sassy, witty and hilarious! Her sarcasm makes me incredibly proud and her comedic timing is on point. 💕 She is her own person, she is in no ones shadow, however, don’t even think about crossing her sister. She may be younger but she will take out anyone that hurts her sister. She is incredibly protective of Lorelai. She has a love for her that I could have only dreamed of, they both get each other. Two puzzle pieces that fit in perfect together. 💕 #momlife #momlifeisthebestlife #mommyblogger #christianmoms #christianblogger #momsofinstagram #mom #specialneedsparenting #specialneedsmoms #specialneedsmomslife #momssupportingmoms #sistersinchrist #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthwarrior #stayathomemom #workingmom #mom2mom #birthday #birthdaygirl #tenyearsold
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#10amwithtea and I’m wondering how both of my girls are doing right now, back at school today for the first time after two weeks off. I know, well I’m pretty sure, that our eldest will be OK; generally she finds school good and bad, but she has good friends who pull her through and they all go through the same teenage stuff together. It’s a different kettle of fish with Sasha though (no idea how relevant that expression is here but am going with it 😂). There were the usual worries about going to school again last night, because it’s always hard after a 2 week break where you’ve been able to chill out not doing very much. But on top of that there’s extra worries this term, because Sasha is starting in a whole new class at school. New classmates, new teachers, new room - lots of changes for her to deal with, and whilst there has been a lot of preparation done to help make this a smooth move, there’s always the little things which have maybe not been thought of but which can matter the most. Anyhow, as you can see from the pic, she did go in this morning (🥳) and now I’m waiting anxiously to see if she makes it to the end of the day and agrees to go back tomorrow... fingers crossed everyone! Thinking of everyone else who might have struggled with a school return this morning, and hoping the week improves for any who’ve had difficulties. Tomorrow is a new day! 🤞🏻
3 or 4 times I said to kiddo, "would you like to watch the crane?" or, "shall we go and see the crane outside?" He replied, "No. No! NO!". Pause. "There's a crane outside." I said. He couldn't get to the window quick enough. Pathological Demand Avoidance can make the simplest most enjoyable things almost impossible for children (or adults). The anxiety is all consuming, even for things they love. Kiddo loves cranes, I knew he wanted to watch it. But I asked him. I placed the demand of making a choice to watch it or not directly on kiddo. When I simply gave him the information, he didn't feel anxious or under pressure and was able to watch and enjoy. This example is about such a simple thing. Now imagine what parents go through when trying to get their kids to wash, eat, get dressed, go to school etc. Exhausting for them and traumatic for the children. #pathalogicaldemandavoidance #PDA #autism #asd #adhd #spd #sensoryprocessingdisorder #learningdisability #autismspectrum #autismblog #blogger #mummyblogger #amateurwriter #parentcarer #parent #carer #neurotypicalmum #autisticson #disability #invisibledisability #SEND #specialed #myworld #autismdiaries #meettheSENparent #specialneedsparenting #SENDblog
🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ ✖️HOME THERAPY✖️ . I’ve found that one of the BEST ways to get Mr 10 to do his STANDING & encourage DYNAMIC BALANCE in his Dynamic Standing Frame is to incorporate his LOVE of cooking into our Home Therapy👦🏼♿️👉🏼👨🏼‍🍳 🍰 . So this afternoon our Mini Masterchef will be baking a yummy banana cake for afternoon tea . It’s also a FANTASTIC way to encourage stretching & reaching, bimanual therapy and use of his non-dominant hand . Plus it’s great for strengthening those obliques and core muscles too! . And of course in our home when there’s cake... there has to be candles . No reason required! . #noordinarymumma @noordinarymumma #mr10 #superblair #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpalsyawareness #quadriplegic #therapylife #hometherapy #intensivetherapy #physiotherapy #therapymadefun #standing #dynamicstanding #balance #bimanualtherapy #strongcore #occupationaltherapy #gains #nevergiveup #strong #specialneedsmom #myhero #myinspiration #blessed #grateful #specialneedsparenting #mumlife #momlife #mumsofinstagram #momsofinstagram
🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ ✖️HOME THERAPY✖️ . I’ve found that one of the BEST ways to get Mr 10 to do his STANDING & encourage DYNAMIC BALANCE in his Dynamic Standing Frame is to incorporate his LOVE of cooking into our Home Therapy👦🏼♿️👉🏼👨🏼‍🍳 🍰 . So this afternoon our Mini Masterchef will be baking a yummy banana cake for afternoon tea . It’s also a FANTASTIC way to encourage stretching & reaching, bimanual therapy and use of his non-dominant hand . Plus it’s great for strengthening those obliques and core muscles too! . And of course in our home when there’s cake... there has to be candles . No reason required! . #noordinarymumma @noordinarymumma #mr10 #superblair #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpalsyawareness #quadriplegic #therapylife #hometherapy #intensivetherapy #physiotherapy #therapymadefun #standing #dynamicstanding #balance #bimanualtherapy #strongcore #occupationaltherapy #gains #nevergiveup #strong #specialneedsmom #myhero #myinspiration #blessed #grateful #specialneedsparenting #mumlife #momlife #mumsofinstagram #momsofinstagram
Kakak: "Hore! Udah bisa nyetir lepas tangan kek om om supir metromini!" . . Bunda: "Oke besok anter Bunda ngantor ya biar ketauan udah punya anak, bosen disangka fresh graduate mulu nih kak " 🤭 😜🤪 . . #momnkids #TentangRaffasya #specialneedskids #specialneedsparenting #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #cerebralpalsy #spastic #spastik #gdd #globaldelayeddevelopment #globaldelaydevelopment #globaldevelopmentdelay #globaldevelopmentaldelayed #disability #disabilitas #fisioterapi #fosioterapianak #fisioterapidepok
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