Parents! Want to know how to make it? These commandments were written for parents with children with serious (physical) disabilities, but they apply to you too.
Thou art thy child’s best and most consistent advocate.
- Thou hast valuable information about your child. Professionals need your input.
- Thou shalt put it in writing and keep a copy.
- Thou shalt not hesitate to contact a higher authority if you can’t get the help you need.
- Thou shalt keep records.
- Thou shalt seek out information on your child’s condition.
- Thou shalt have permission to be less than perfect.
- Thou shalt not become a martyr, thus, thou shalt take a break now and then.
- Thou shalt maintain a sense of humor.
- Thou shalt always remember to tell people when they are doing a good job.
- Thou shalt encourage thy child to make decisions, because one day, he or she will need to do so on their own.
- Thou shalt love thy child, even when they don’t seem lovable.
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