Part 1: Siblings Stick Together! ⋆ Wendy Andersen | Redefining Normal for Families with a Special Needs Child

Part 1: Siblings Stick Together!

When given the option – they chose inclusion!

We had to have a conversation with our daughters today.

Their brother was no longer able to do an activity with them in a way that worked for him. Therefore they would not be able to do it together any longer. Of course, they had many questions and more feelings. They were just trying to understand.

We gave them their options and let them know whichever decision they chose, it was going to 100% be the right decision. They could continue the activity, the two of them, and we would find something else for their brother to do; OR they could choose a new activity that the three of them could do together.

Without hesitation the decision was to change and do something together. They love experiencing life together and more importantly they didn’t feel good about not having him with them. Inclusion, it doesn’t have to be complicated.

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"The choice was crystal clear in that hospital room. My husband and I looked at each other, and we both knew that we were going to redefine normal. We were going to love our little boy totally, and we were going to navigate through our child’s special needs to the very best of our ability. We were going to find joy in caring for our child, no matter the circumstances!" > Keep Reading...
Wendy Andersen Parent of Special Needs Speaker
Hi! I’m Wendy Andersen, a parent of a special needs child and my mission is to empower other special needs parents to live JOYFULLY while caring for your special needs child!

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