Parenting Can Be Very Challenging
When you are struggling to cope with the many issues of life as a parent, having a strong-willed child compounded with your stress and frustration is a recipe for destruction. If you are dealing with a child with challenging behaviours and you find that you are out of strategies to produce change or improve your child’s behaviour, then please do not ignore it and hope that the behaviour will go away or convince your self or allow others to convince you that the child will grow out of the behaviour, it is quite the opposite, the child will grow deeper in the behaviour and the behaviour becomes stronger and more difficult to handle while you become more frustrated.
I am sure that some of you who will read this have already noticed that as time passes it has become more difficult to control your child’s behaviour,that is proven evidence. Do not be embarrassed seeking help as a parent, you are not alone in this, children do not and cannot come with manuals because each child is unique to themselves and so is each parent because you too were a unique child before becoming an adult.
Reach out, get help.
Over the years, I have found that there a number of parents of children with special needs, who REMAIN in denial while the child moves through the ages and stages without the proper help and support so desperately needed, to help the child to attain the necessary skills they require to function to the best of their ability.
It is very hard to accept that your child is EXCEPTIONAL but that word does not necessarily mean that there is NO HOPE. Your child still has abilities, IT IS NOT ABOUT THE PARENTS, IT REALLY IS ABOUT THE CHILD. Every child has a right to be helped and encouraged to be THE BEST THEY CAN BE IN THEIR OWN EXCEPTIONAL WAY.
Parents of EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN are exceptional themselves in a very special way. It takes very special kind of parents to cope with responsibilities, provide support and deal with the many demands of life and the family while helping the child, it is nothing to be embarrassed about, seek help and support. You are not alone though it feels that way, utilize the help and support around you and reach out for it if you have to. Your child needs you and you need support.