If you've found yourself wondering what's going on with your child, the prospect of them be "labelled" or even just exploring their strengths and challenges can leave you feeling vulnerable. Sometimes we even experience some niggling signs that we're grieving the child we thought we had, whilst really wanting to keep a positive outlook about the child we really have.
It can take time to settle into acceptance and curiosity about our child's differences and to help them find that really authentic self-awareness where confidence can flourish.
In this interview, Debbie Steinberg Kuntz from brightandquirky.com and Debbie Reber from tiltparenting.com offer their insights to support us through this process:
Grieving and Accepting Your Child’s Diagnosis, with Debbie Reber (brightandquirky.com)