Does it ever bother you when you hear other moms talking about their child's accomplishments and how they did this by 18 months or they did this at 3 years old, etc?
I'll be honest. It did use to bother me. I would feel a little bit jealous and would often avoid these conversations with other moms. I have come to embrace my son's abilities on what he can do and work with him on what he can't do. Anyone else like this?Answer Question
Answer by kayslay at 11:07 PM on Mar. 27, 2011
Answer by lowencope at 11:08 PM on Mar. 27, 2011
Answer by paigesmommy5264 at 11:23 PM on Mar. 27, 2011
Answer by tnvplus2 at 12:29 AM on Mar. 28, 2011
As a mother of a disabled daughter I applaud you all on how well you're handling your special needs children. My daughter is now 30 years old and I found out she was 'special' when she was about 3. It can be a long, tough road, especially having to deal with other people, but I've always looked at my daughter as who she is, and that is April. She's my only child and is at about a 9-12 age level. She also didn't talk and that was the first thing we noticed. Now, she never shuts up! I couldn't imagine her being other than who she is and if it's a help to any of you other Moms, just know that the ride is soooo wonderful, hard, fun, heartbreaking, scary, exhilarating, tiring, frustrating, joyful... you get the picture. My April is the love of my life.
Answer by JeannieBee at 5:34 AM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by JoyIsAnAttitude at 1:17 PM on Mar. 29, 2011