Thank you to everyone who took time to give me feedback on my last sponsored post on Special Needs Resources for Parents from The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). Many of you left kind comments that this was useful stuff so I will continue to highlight resources from the NCLD.
As this is the holiday season, I thought I would start with some timely topics to help reduce the stress during this busy time of year.
How to Deal With Relatives Who Don’t “Believe” in Learning and Attention Issues
“She has such a hard time controlling that child.”
“Oh, it’s only a stage. He’ll grow out of it.”
If you hear frustrating comments like this, here’s some great advice from NCLD on how to respond:
When you get these kinds of comments, take a deep a breath and try not to be defensive. Instead, try to talk with your mother or whoever is doubting you. Keep in mind this person may be coming from a well-intentioned place and may not want to see flaws in your child. Sometimes generational differences can be a factor. Issues like ADHD may not have been as well known or as widely discussed when you were a kid. There may also be an element of denial. More here.