How to Avoid Mistakes Some Parents Unconsciously Make
You love your special needs child and want the best for him or her. If you discovered that you were unconsciously contributing to your child’s learning problems, I know you would want to find a different approach. Three damaging behaviors some parents employ include: focusing on a child’s problems rather than potential solutions, reinforcing a child’s feelings about his/her limitations, and not knowing how to develop a strong relationship with their child.
Listen to this episode of Special Kid School Talk to learn:
- The qualities that make special needs students successful and how parents can encourage these powerful qualities in their children.
- How to avoid the parenting traps that rob your child of the power to succeed.
- How to become a “charismatic” parent and develop a loving and connected relationship with your child.
February is Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month and National Parent Leadership Month.
Children with special learning needs have experienced more failure and disappointment than other children. Parenting children with special learning needs can be difficult, and calls forth from their parents an extra measure of care in “planting the seeds of greatness.”
Seeds of “greatness” grow into strong, confident children—skilled learners who make bold choices and expect the best for their lives. They see setbacks as temporary and know they can find ways to surmount the obstacles that present themselves.
Children grown from greatness develop a “winner” mentality that supports them when life becomes challenging. Children grown from these seeds problem-solve; they test out theories; they create wonderful new platforms from which to explore and conquer life; they carve out a strong personal identity. They reject thoughts of failure. They create. They succeed. These children lead. Read more