I just read another one of those blog posts that float around social media talking about how isolating it is to be a special needs parent.
Yes, I see the need to talk about the loneliness, but there's a key step that is NEVER talked about when it comes to special needs parenting.
You NEED to walk...
Every now and then my brother knocks my socks off by showing me a skill I never thought he would master!
Motivation for finding his favorite football game on TV was a big enough kick in the pants for him to learn how to speak clearly to say "N-F-L" into the voice activated remote.
I began the story above, from my car, sharing with you how I just finished my annual financial planning meeting, as a mom and special needs sibling.
Please excuse the tears about half way through the story of me sharing about an email that a special needs mom sent me while I was sitting at that...
There's so much to track in an IEP!
So let's break it down and just tackle one step today.
It's time to know your child's reading level.
Watch the video, take notes and ask questions HERE in our private FB group.
I can't wait to help you feel confident that your child is leaping book to book...
Believe it or not... Parents & Teachers & Therapists all struggle with IEP meetings.
I know, Parents, you are thinking that you are the one that has 12 people around the table who all "know what they are doing", but I'm going to let you in on a little secret... not all teachers...
I’m a proud special needs sibling.
My brother has Down syndrome.
I fight with my brother. I cry with my brother. I tease my brother. I laugh with my brother.
My brother needs both you and me to be patient. Speak clearly and slowly. Allow him time to do things on his own.
He understands more...
Meet Jessica Kong! She's a special needs sibling (I didn't know that before this interview), a special needs parent and an IEP COACH!
Jessica completed the IEP Coach mentorship and is helping parents and IEP teams find solutions that WORK. (Find out more how you can become an IEP coach here.)
Special Needs Parents & Special Education Team,
It's time to let go of perfection and take the stress off of yourself for creating perfect days with perfect outcomes. Watch this video to find out what you can do instead of crushing yourself with pressure every day.