A Mum's Journey with Dyspraxia

Coping with change…

on July 1, 2012

Just about everything I have read about dyspraxia/apraxia there is a intensive section on routines, changes and anxiety. It is very common for children to NEED routines to help them process and feel secure in their life. As a “typical” parent with special needs, I followed this by the book for many years. People use to think I was nuts, always “allowing” Kaden’s routine to control our life. I felt it was what I needed to do, to help Kaden grow and progress. As Kaden got older, we have started to be more flexible with his routine. And to our surprise he coped fine. Then recently Kaden has had to cope with the separation of his Dad and I. We had a massive fear that this would be hugely difficult for Kaden to cope with, that his lack of understanding and change in home life would create anxiety and behavioral problems. Kaden is fine…. Yes, we had transitional period but less than 6 months on and Kaden has adapted to his new life without anxiety or behavioral problems. So to conclude… Wow do we under estimate our little people! There is so much information out there on development and special needs… Remember no matter how much research they have done, it is still not your little person. If you are a strong, loving parent, generally you can support your little person through anything!

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