Discovering that a child was born with a disability, or assuming that a previously healthy child has acquired a disability due to injury or illness can be the most traumatic moment in the life of parents.
Once recovered from the shock of the situation, many parents feel that their expectations have been dashed, they have failed as parents or their family has been destroyed. A feeling of uncertainty may arise, even guilt or jealousy. Parents often worry about hundreds of questions that have few immediate answers, which can lead to an unbalanced and overly bleak term of opportunities, potential, and the joy that can be done to raise a disabled child.
However, these feelings are normal, they are part of a “mourning” process through which many parents of disabled children pass. If you have these feelings, remember you are not the only one who feels this way, and try to retrieve. You can adjust more quickly to this new situation by getting the right information, sharing your feelings openly with the people around, seeking professional advice, and, most importantly, talking openly with all members of your immediate family. With time, love and support any negative emotion that you feel may be replaced by positive feelings that leads to productive actions benefiting your child.
The most important factor in the success of a family is motivation. If the child sees his parents always encouraging him to attempt different things, he will be motivated for success. Never settle for the failure will be one of its characteristics, and self esteem will rise and stand.
A wide range of disabilities may affect a child, but the fact of putting constant emphasis on always trying to give their best, strengthened by an atmosphere of warmth and support, helps each disabled child to succeed at the challenge he is facing. Instilling this confidence will help you have faith in yourself and work to their advantage during the course of life.