Unless you are a mom or dad to a special needs child with a communication issue, you just don’t quite understand the fun that we have with our little ones, their frustration, and our level of patience.
Here is just a small glimmer (15 seconds, as a matter of fact) into my life. What you don’t get to experience is being trapped in a car with this for almost 2 hours. At least he got quiet when we got out of the car and went into stores.
Kids can have all sorts of issues that affect them ~ sensory defensiveness, speech delays, gross and/or fine motor skill troubles, learning delays, and many more. My boys have had to go through even more therapy than my daughter who has gait instability, walks with a walker, and uses a power chair for distance! When you have a child with sensory processing issues, it’s a whole different world all on it’s own.
Because our therapy sessions back in August began with so much sensory developing exercises, we, unfortunately, re-enforced the wrong communication because we were trying to relieve frustration. Now that the boys are almost 3, they are having to learn how to “officially” communicate all over again. Needless to say, some days, this is what we get.
I share this with you for one main reason: never judge a book by it’s cover. Don’t assume everyone always has their life together. Never assume that the life of anyone around you is easier than yours. Don’t envy others for what they have and what you don’t have.
We are all blessed. We all have troubles in this life that must be overcome. We are all working to be something and do something greater!
For now… I’m just trying to make it through this day!!
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Jessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness 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, to help you feed your kids quick & healthy! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!