Having a baby with a developmental disability in a family is always stressful. Parents find themselves in a difficult psychological situation: they have to experience grief, pain, guilt for the fact that the child was born “like that”, and some fall into despair. Most often, the family moves away from friends, and often from relatives.
You should never feel sorry for a child for the fact that he was born different from other children.
Give him your attention and love, but do not forget about other family members who also need care and affection.
Organize your life so that no one in the family feels like a “victim” because they have to give up their personal life.
Do not try to shield your child from problems and responsibilities. Solve all matters with him.
Give your baby independence in making decisions and actions.
Always watch your behavior and appearance, because the child should be proud of you.
Do not be afraid to refuse him anything if you think that his demand is too high.
Talk to your child as often as possible. Remember that neither the radio, nor the TV, nor the computer can replace it with live communication with you.
Do not limit your baby in communicating with peers.
Invite your friends to visit, do not refuse to meet with them.
Feel free to use the advice of psychologists and educators more often. Find information about which preschool institutions in your area have counseling centers, early assistance services, where you can always turn for assistance. Recently, lekotheques have also been organized, designed specifically for children who do not attend educational institutions due to their limited abilities.
Read more and do not limit yourself to choosing only special literature that relates specifically to your problem - be interested in fiction as well.
Meet and socialize with those families that also have "special" children. Take over someone else's parenting experience and pass on yours to them.
No need to torment yourself with reproaches due to the fact that a not quite healthy baby was born in your family. This is not your fault.
Always think that someday your child will become an adult, and he will need to live an independent, adult life. Prepare him for her, tell him about it.