The reality is your child with cerebral palsy already know that they are seen as different by their peers. I have written before on how to explain cerebral palsy to your child, and while that is in important that they have a general understanding of the differences especially from a physical sense in the life they will lead.
I think conversations about different areas that are going to effect them, everything from explaining in terms they are going to understand what cerebral palsy is to helping your child overcome frustration or social isolation.
Explaining cerebral palsy
I have written on how to explain cerebral palsy to your child. But I think its important to keep the lines of communication open because the reality is that once your kids are of school age they are going to have more questions for you, because their peers will have more questions for them.
I don’t consciously remember the first time I was frustrated because of my cerebral palsy but I will say I was quite young when it happened. It most likely had to do with a toy, and realizing that my hands were affected by cerebral palsy because I was struggling to manipulate some toy I was trying to play with.
Social isolation didn’t become a thing in my world until I was in school. An example of this. When I was in school their was a giant hill on my schools property, great for sledding. So obviously the kids would head for the hill at every chance they could get. That would leave me alone and feeling isolated.
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