16 things that have helped me as the parent of a child with special medical needs
Shared by Alyssa
My son Jaxon was born with bilateral corneal clouding. We have been through a lot with this little man and I wrote a blog post about some of the things that have helped me along the way.
My father passed away recently from a genetic disease that he battled his entire life. My mom became an amazing advocate and care taker for him. She has now become my guiding light in helping take care of my son’s medical needs.
I wrote this to share some tips with other parents who have children with special medical needs that don’t have a guiding light like I do in my mom. I hope it helps!
Feeding and Eating, Special Needs
Many children with special needs have feeding difficulties. Working with a speech therapist, being patient, and experimenting with textures can help.
The support of extended family members can mean so much to the parents of special needs children. Take a look at these ideas for ways you can be supportive.
Behavior, Special Needs
Children may experience mental health crises for a variety of reasons. Even without psychiatric training, you can make a difference in a child’s life.