Tip 2 for Single Mothers of Autism Children, Adolescents, Young and Older Adults with Other Developmental Disabilities

BY MISSBRENDALEEGERTMAN ON JULY 14, 2020

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What happened to those days when we taught our children how to tie their shoelaces?

Being a single mother of two children born with disabilities, I believe there comes a time when Velcro shoe traps must be discarded: no more buying Velcro shoes. Yes. Our children may complain, but we as caregivers, fathers, grandparents-as-parents and mothers want our children to improve on those fine motor skills, as much as possible. We should not do everything for them. If they can push the shopping cart in the store, let them. If they can help bag the groceries, allow them. If they are unaware of where to store food in kitchen cabinets, show them. We must teach our exceptional (special) needs children, with developmental disabilities how to learn in tangible ways.

Remember, as caregivers, fathers, grandparents-as-parents, guardians and mothers we prepare our exceptional (special) needs children for the real world. This too is our job.

I greatly appreciate the consideration, efforts, work, and most importantly, the time you invested in reading this blog post.

Thank you.

Most respectfully,

Author Miss Brenda Lee Gertman

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