CHILDREN WITH COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
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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