10 Things Every Special Needs Kid Must Know

I recently read an article called 20 Things a Mother Should Tell Her Son (it’s excellent, by the way!).

It got me thinking about my sons and when I would tell them some of the things the author had listed. Then I started thinking about my daughter, her struggles, and living as a special needs kid.

What would I tell her?

What things would make the most impact to someone going through not being able to walk like the rest of us, needing to focus on her feet just to move them the right way, and dealing with the looks and comments of others that just don’t understand?

Here are the top 10 things that I want her to grow up learning, knowing, and implementing for her days to be filled with joy, contentment, and satisfaction:

1. Life is what you make it. You choose what hinders you and what doesn’t.

2. We all have struggles, issues, and trouble in this life. Just because yours may be more obvious to everyone else doesn’t mean you are any different from anyone else.

3. Be kind, even when others aren’t kind to you.

4. Always be yourself and show people your sweet heart. Getting to know the real you far outweighs the physical troubles you go through. You will be accepted for who you are, not how you look, act, or move. And if you aren’t, they aren’t a true friend anyway.

5. Let the stares, glances, and comments roll off your back. People do those things because they don’t understand. It’s their problem for not understanding, not your problem.

6. Value the uniqueness inside of you. God has given you special gifts that no one else has. Use them to bless Him & His children.

7. “Eat your veggies” is not just a phrase moms like to say. Always choose to eat them because they benefit your body, make you stronger, and help you live a longer life.

8. People are always watching you. Don’t just give them a show, teach them something special through how you live your life, your attitude, and your courage.

9. Always surround yourself with people that love you and want the best for you. Don’t take second best!

10. In all things, give God the glory. Be grateful for the blessings you have. Thank God and others often.

I will certainly be sharing some of these with my non-special needs kid, too, because I believe in every one of them and that life will be much better for them when they learn this early and implement it daily.

Do you have any other good ones you’d like to share? Let’s set up our kids for success!


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JessBio200 10 Things Every Special Needs Kid Must KnowJessica Stone is a mom of 4 and owner of her own businesses in the fitness, beauty, and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE gift to you, 30 Easy Snacks Your Kids Will Devour: Eating Healthy Never Got So Simple. Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

10 Things Every Special Needs Kid Must Know

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