Being a parent is a very special feeling; however, parenting your child is a tough job for sure. The tougher and more challenging part is when your child has special needs. Days and moments may come when you would just lose hope but hold on; there are always suggestions and ideas that could work well with you. You never know all these points could help you get rid of all your hassles.
Sometimes, all you need is following the ideas of another parent — maybe one who has been down a similar path. Connecting with others who can relate to your journey can offer long-lasting friendship and fellowship.
Organising actually helps
Special Education is a lot more than the regular studies. In the world of special education, there are lots of meetings, paperwork, and documentation to keep track of. Try to keep a family calendar of school events, special education meetings, conferences, etc. Setting up a binder or folder to keep your child’s special education documentation, meeting notices and IEPs in sequential order can also help you stay organized.
Talk out everything possible
Talking more often to your child gets you very close to him. It does not only make him feel warm and secure but also boosts up his confidence level. Talk to your child about the exciting classes, interesting subjects, fun games, sports and all the activities that happen in school to keep his interest level maintained.
The more updated you are on the various fields of study, the better it keeps you prepared to know more about all the special needs of your special child.
Increase the interaction
Try attending almost all parent-teacher meetings, sports day, annual meets etc. This gives you an overall picture of the environment your child is being brought up in. The more you talk to the teachers and other staff; you can discuss more of your child. Interacting with other parents also is a big boon as there could be many things in common that you would surely want to try for your child.
It’s all about managing the time
Make a proper schedule. Have timings fixed for when you should do specific tasks that are of your kid’s interest.