10 Tips for the New School Year
As I thought about what a new school year means for parents of a child with special needs, I came up with some ideas to help make this school year the best it can be. My hope is that these reminders and guidelines will lift you up when you need it most!
1. Parents, remember to take care of yourselves so you are able to continue to take care of others. We can only give out what we have inside ourselves and we must be in our greatest balance to be able to take care of our loved ones.
2. Along those same lines, inside yourself you must know that you are always doing an amazingly wonderful job for your son or daughter because you are doing the very best you can with all that you can do and all that you know in the present moment.
3. Remember out loud for yourself, and for and with your child, what you are grateful for. Do it every day. Do it especially every morning and even throughout the day. Living with an attitude of gratitude will bring more things to be grateful for.
4. Without a vision, the people perish. And, this is one of the greatest truths for your son or daughter. Your greatest vision…yes, your in-your-heart-you-know-what-can-be-for-your-child plan is your guide. You must have a plan that evolves along with your child.
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