Do you need inspiration?
Being a parent of a special needs child can be very challenging. There are many up and down days, learning curves, and times when you need all the support that you can get. BUT, the joys do out weigh the sorrows as you continue to watch your child grow and develop. Here are some encouraging words, inspirational quotes, and thoughts to help you through the tough times.
- God does not give special kids to special parents. He takes ordinary, imperfect, weak parents, gifts them with the Holy Spirit and in the process creates special parents. ~ hisspecialkids.info
- Sometimes I wonder, why me? Why my family? But then I realize I was chosen specifically for this child. God doesn’t make mistakes. ~ Joan, parent of an 11 year old autistic son
- During the times when you feel like throwing in the towel, remember God does not give you more than you can handle. ~ Diane, mother of two special needs children
- My son has taught me so much…patience, perseverance, and unconditional love. ~ Rob, father of 19 year old son with Down syndrome
- I realized that I am my child’s biggest advocate. ~ Tiffany, parent of an 5 year old autistic son
- The day when my son was diagnosed with autism, I cried and cried. Looking back I realized that those tears pushed me to make sure my son received the very best services possible. ~ Nicole, mom of a 15 year old son with autism
- Ignore the naysayers, the stares, the eye rolls, the pity looks. Just keep on doing the best you can. That is all that matters. ~ Keisha, special education teacher
- Children with special needs are just kids. We should not treat them any differently. ~ Amber, mother of special needs child
- The most important advice that I can give a parent with a special needs child is to get a support group. Surrounding yourself around people who understand what you are going through is invaluable. ~ Cindy, special education advocate
- No matter what, enjoy every moment with your child. They need all of your love and support. ~ Miranda, mom of special needs child
- Having a disability is not a weakness and it should not be seen as one. Just because children with special needs may be ‘different,’ it does not make them wrong or any less normal. ~ Heather, special education teacher
When my son was first diagnosed with autism, the focus was on all the things he couldn’t do and may not be able to do in the future. Instead of dwelling on the negative, we celebrated small victories. By doing this, I noticed his victories becoming greater and greater. By having high expectations and a lot of patience, I quickly learned to never underestimate my child. ~ Jack, parent of child with autism
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