Thursday, April 10, 2008

Simple Advocacy-Day Ten

Focus on the present. By addressing your child's most pressing challenges well today, you can help build a more solid foundation for his/her future success. Most parents of kids with special needs quickly learn that it's too overwhelming (even scary) to look too far into the uncertain future, especially when their child has a particularly challenging disability.

Instead of freaking out over future unknowns, save your precious energy and stay on task.

Good rule of thumb? Bite off only what you can chew (take on) today. Facing today's most pressing tasks well, can and does help ensure brighter futures for all involved, while helping parents better meet their child's most immediate needs without burning out.

That's worth today's best effort.
Breakthrough Parenting for Chidlren with Special Needs: Raising the Bar of Expectations

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