ADVERTISEMENT


I’ve got a child with a disability. Most people don’t believe me because he’s verbal, funny, plays hockey and does anything a normal 6 year old does. My child is one of those who have a “hidden disability,” or one that’s not visible to the naked eye.

This is Isaac.

Isaac has been diagnosed with a language processing disorder as well as moderate to severe ADHD. He’s also got fine motor control issues, which we think are related to the ADHD. What this all means is that he’s got a hard time processing what he hears said to him and well, the ADHD speaks for itself.

Parenting a child with a hidden disability is a very tough balancing act. On one hand, you don’t want the world to see that your child has a disability, but on the other hand, you do need to make modifications for some of the things that they do. The two questions that I constantly ask myself are:

  • am I modifying too much or am I modifying too little?
  • is this teaching him to cope or am I doing it for him?

Answering the first question is mostly easy for me. Isaac is a pretty independent soul who likes to try things by himself and do what he can himself. If he gets irritated with me, then I’ve modified things too much. If he shows signs of frustration, I’ve modified too little. In some cases, I let the frustration go, because I know he can do the task I’ve asked him to do and he’s just trying to get out of it.

The second question can be a bit trickier, especially in public places.


Read more of this post at the VILLAGE OF MOMS.

Views: 8

Comment

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

Our Latest Food, Travel & Lifestyle Posts

The Latest Website Design Trends to Integrate to Your Stay At Home Business Website

The layout and feel of modern web pages continues to transform with innovative features and tools that improve user experience and generate higher web traffic.   

Modern web design features, when cleverly integrated, generate more lucid and positive perceptions for your…

OUR DAILY PINS

Latest Activity

Lauren Kinghorn liked suchi promod's discussion Get followers on Bloglovin and Pinterest! Leave you Bloglovin and Pinterest link and lets follow each other!:)
20 minutes ago
Mom Bloggers Club liked Mom Bloggers Club's blog post The Latest Website Design Trends to Integrate to Your Stay At Home Business Website
32 minutes ago
Profile IconMom Bloggers Club via Facebook
Thumbnail

RSVP for upcoming "Let's Talk Blogging" #SheSavvy Twitter Party | $300 in Cash Prizes | bit.ly/iamsavvy #ad…

See More
Facebook34 minutes ago · Reply
Anna Lynch posted a blog post
38 minutes ago
Lauren Kinghorn liked Mom Bloggers Club's blog post The Latest Website Design Trends to Integrate to Your Stay At Home Business Website
39 minutes ago
Profile IconMom Bloggers Club via Facebook

Seeking Bloggers with Quality Content at SheSavvy.com | Sign up, be seen and grow your audience! #ad

Facebook56 minutes ago · Reply
Brittiny Stewart-Adams commented on Shasta Lynn Walton's group 'Low Entry Giveaways - UNDER 100'
1 hour ago
Brittiny Stewart-Adams posted a discussion
1 hour ago

Advertisement

© 2016   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service