ONTARIO ASSOCIATION FOR FAMILIES OF

CHILDREN WITH COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

http://www.oafccd.com


POSITIVE PARENTING AND COPING STRATEGIES

• Take one day at a time and take that day positively. You don't have control over the future, but you do have control of today.

• Concentrate on the present

• Determine how much control you have over a situation

• Never underestimate your child's potential. Expect him, allow him, encourage him to develop to the best of his abilities.

• Dare to dream.

• Forge new frontiers.

• Find and follow positive mentors: parents and professionals who can share with you their experiences and support.

• Find parents with positive outlooks and goals.

• Find professionals who welcome input.

• Provide and be actively involved with the most appropriate educational and learning environments for your child from infancy on.

• Get involved and stay involved.

• Be professional not emotional

• Keep in mind the feelings and needs of your spouse and your other children.

• Be open and accepting of others' feelings.

• Provide opportunities for communication.

• Keep in mind your own feelings and needs.

• Recognize the predictable stages of loss.

• Acknowledge what you have accomplished.

• Stop. Smell the roses. And delight in their perfume.

•Recognize and appreciate your child's uniqueness.

•Recognize and appreciate life's little miracles.


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