April 14, 2014

The Things We Know

Today at Support for Special Needs:
The challenging aspects of being the parent of a special needs kid aren’t always the things you don’t know, although believe me when I say those are bad ones, like "stay up late and start drinking early" bad ones. Sometimes a greater source of parental frustration comes from truly knowing your child, in a way that is simply impossible for a doctor or a teacher or even a family member, and having to work tirelessly to be taken seriously.

1 comment:

Dave said...

I imagine there are numerous occasions that knowing your child better than anyone else is a blessing for you and especially her (I guess that goes w/o saying). I've just started following your blog recently. I was very touched by her struggle in the school lunchroom. Pulled at my heart string.