Strategies For Parents Of Children With Disabilities


Parents are the source of the greatest strength for a child  and specially for children who had  some form of disability parents are the last and the only hope . But we have to understand that the greatest sufferer too is the parents not even the children .There are many instances when they might broke down and feel helpless and desperate. It has been seen and even proved  by scientific studies that these parents suffer from a lot of stress than the normal parents . So in this article we will basically address this problem of how to tackle the stress so that  the parents do not have to suffer while dealing with a disabled child.

The first among the various strategies for parents of children with disabilities is coping up with stress.
Often parents suffer stress when they start to get negative feelings. They often expect too much and when they are not met they start too blame themselves , so here we suggest that not to panic  but be realistic and face the truth that the child is disabled and it will take time for him to cure and in most of the cases no cure is possible at all.

Parents also have to take care of external factors like friends , relatives , teachers etc . They have to carefully deal with them   and explain appropriately what the conditions of the child is  and if you are lucky some teachers and relatives might even help you.

It is very difficult for the parents sometime to divide their time between work and that of the child. Here the parents should be realistic ,set goals  and time management is the utmost important. Also try to avoid those programs or events which are irrelevant to you and try to spend more time with your child.

Another important thing the parents have to take care of is regarding the diet , Disabled child often gets hungry too early , they spend a lot of energy so parents have to provide for a well balanced diet , engage him in recreational activities and also advise to exercise regularly.

Lastly the most important among the various strategies for parents of children with disabilities is patience , then only results will show up.