The importance of physical activity for children with disabilities

The importance of physical activity for children with disabilities

2020/03/04

Physical activity is very beneficial for all children. Exercising is not only good for children’s health and well-being, but it also plays a key role in their development and learning. Thanks to physical activity, children and adolescents can improve their self-esteem, develop social relationships and learn to overcome their limitations.

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How to Talk to Children About Disability

How to Talk to Children About Disability

2019/04/09

As adults, it is our privilege and responsibility to teach our children about the world and the way in which it works. Some lessons seem to come more naturally than others. “Don’t touch the hotplate” and “look before you cross the road” balance readily on the tips of our tongues.

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Tips | Parenting from a Wheelchair

Tips | Parenting from a Wheelchair

2018/12/12

“What it’s like to be a parent: it’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do, but in exchange, it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” - Nicholas Sparks.Parenthood is often embraced as one of the most rewarding experiences life has to offer, but almost every parent would agree that it is also one of the most challenging. For wheelchair users, raising a family brings an entirely new and unique set of challenges. But, with a little creative thinking and planning, many of these hurdles can be overcome with ease.

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Tips for parents of children with disabilities

Tips for parents of children with disabilities

2018/03/06

Raising a child is a huge and challenging responsibility. When that child has a physical or intellectual disability the challenges can seem even greater. Children with disabilities may have special educational needs, or require specialist equipment or support. Parents or carers of these children may need additional practical and emotional support to help to cope with their child’s demands.Getting to know families in similar situations can provide an important support network, enabling parents and carers to share help and advice and to lend an understanding ear when discussing the unique challenges of their situation.

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Maternity and Disability: Debunking the Myths

Maternity and Disability: Debunking the Myths

2018/02/05

The thought of motherhood can leave any first time parent overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, anticipation, and overwhelming joy. Raising a child is one of the most difficult and rewarding journeys in life, but for women with disabilities maternity can be even more complex.

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