Source: National Center for Learning Disabilities
website: http://www.ncld.org/parents-child-disabilities/family-coping-ld/emotional-cycle-for-parents-of-child-with-learning-disability utm_source=newsletter_november_19_2012&utm_medium=email&utm_content=text&utm_campaign=ldnews
I’m sharing an article with you that has a bit of a different focus – instead of the child’s experience with a learning disability, this article is actually about the emotional experience of the parent of a child with a learning disability.
The author reviews the stages of grief that parents go through when they realize that their child has a learning disability. They, in essence, are mourning the child that ‘should have been’ or the ‘perfect child’ that they had imagined they would have.
I’m curious to hear if any of you have had a similar experience – please share!