Wellness - Disabilities | 1-18 yrs

Understanding Special Needs Children

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Special needs children require special care. Motherly love and understanding can help them become great achievers. There is assistance needed for special needs children but most importantly love is the foundation of forming a healthy relationship with them. Treating them with care and being concerned is also known to show remarkable improvement in their health.

Benjamin Franklin was a disabled child but that didn’t stop him from becoming one of the greatest scientists ever. Teaching your child the value of perseverance and how it can help him live a healthy and happy life is crucial. Also, losing patience should be avoided. Making them feel pity or getting annoyed can weaken your bond with them and also make them feel low of themselves. But encouraging them and keeping them motivated can go a long way and help them achieve a lot more and realize their dreams. Preparing them to deal with bullies and be unaffected of the same can also help them focus on their goal.

According to kidshealth.org, "Kids with learning problems often have special needs. Kids with Down syndrome might go to a regular school and might even be in your class. But they have special needs when it comes to learning, so an aide (someone to help) might come with them to class.” Special needs children are good at perceiving others and hence, any unexpected behavior can hurt their self-confidence and self-esteem.Hence, schools should also be more understanding of their needs and treat them like a regular student.

To help you parent your child with special needs, we have collected some useful links in our ClipBook. Do take a look.

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