There are eight things siblings of children with special needs struggle with:
All of those eight things siblings deal with on a daily basis. All siblings love their brothers and sisters with special health care needs but it’s important to acknowledge their struggles and support them just as much.
Some ways you can acknowledge the eight things are:
Expect typical behavior out of siblings, and set high expectations which will help your family grow in the long run. Siblings will be there after parents are long gone. Be sure to offer information on their siblings’ special health care needs. Always have a good communication for siblings. Celebrate ALL milestones of the sibling and include siblings in the definition of family.
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