Reasons Why conversations about cerebral palsy with your child Always Work

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.

Overcoming frustrations

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

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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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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