What would you do if you had a child with disability?
Would you isolate your child from his friends? Would you feel ashamed of your child? Would you tell your child that he’s lacking in something?
Or would you rather treat him as a normal person? Give him the same treatment as what you would do to a normal person?
It’s important for parents to educate disabled children not to be looked down by others by teaching them disability doesn’t equal lack. They can become anything they want.
Want proof? Here’s how a man without limbs but one hand became a lawyer. But he had to go through more than a normal person had to before he becomes what he is today because of prejudice.
We all have disability. Some visible. Some not. Then why the heck that we have ignorance on physically challenged persons?
But I digress.
In my humble opinion, here is what you can do if your child had disability:
1) Teach them to accept their co-called disability (as I said, who doesn’t have one?)
2) Teach them how to handle teases from friends while maintaining their self-esteem.
3) Reassure them you love and you’re proud of them for who they are, from time to time.
4) Give them ample space to grow, don’t overprotect them.
5) Look for help (medical or otherwise) to reduce their disability, if possible.
6) Help them develop their talents.
Ironically, these are the very same things that parents should do even to normal kids. Don’t you agree?