Raising a child with a learning disability is likened to planning a vacation in Italy and then realizing your plane has landed in Holland. Your plans change: new language, new guidebooks, new people. It’s beautiful, but different. Not horrible–just different.
All children are born with distinct qualities. But sometimes, a child may miss some growth milestones that tend to cause some parents to worry. How should we respond when we notice something is not quite “right”?
For many parents, nothing, not even the thought of our own death, can match the fear of losing a child. How can one continue on in life while gripped with the pain of loss? US-based life coach Glei Apolinario-Mantell shares her own journey of living with loss.
Our family practices, routines, and habits all contribute either to the richness or poverty of our experiences. Our childhood memories impact our adulthood, influencing our behavior, decisions, and goals later on.