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From Emotions to Advocacy: The Parent's Journey

By: Pamela Darr Wright, M.A., MSW

We wish to thank Apraxia-Kids and Sharon Gretz, M.Ed. for making this article available.

NB: This article is written for the parents of children who have Childhood Disabilities and related problems. We publish it here because we know that therapists like to give their client's caregivers as much information as possible.


Worry. Sadness. Fear. Guilt. Helplessness. Anger. Confusion. Disappointment. More worry.

Parenting has always encompassed difficult periods-times when parents feel concerned and confused-sleepless nights when they worry about how well they are fulfilling their responsibilities to their children. Raising a disabled child "ups the ante." Meeting the complex needs of the child with a disability can be extraordinarily difficult, frustrating, emotionally draining-and expensive!

Read the Full Article HERE

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