It was World Disability day recently!
As we celebrate persons living with disabilities it is also important to celebrate all the amazing mums who are doing so much for their special children.
Mums who in spite of the difficulties and discrimination go the extra mile to ensure these children are loved and cared for.
I celebrate mums like Amina Yahaya Bello the lovely wife of the Executive Governor of Kogi State who takes superb care of her son and founded the @hayatfoundation to ensure that other children living with cerebral palsy and other disabilities get excellent care.
I celebrate mums like Lady Catherine who despite being told to allow her daughter die by “friends’ gave her all to ensure she was well taken care of.
If you are raising a child that is disabled or that has special needs just know that you are not alone. Reach out and seek help and may the Lord continue to help you.
1. 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝘁: parenting is not easy and looking after a special child takes more work, so when you can help out.
2. 𝗗𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺: invite their children to parties, do not leave them out.
3. 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 : We all needs prayers, so say a prayer today for that parents raising special needs or disabled children.
4.𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱: learn about different conditions, this will help you understand more and not be uncomfortable around children with these conditions.
5. 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻: Teach your children to show love to all children.
I celebrate all the amazing mothers world over looking after their special children…some of them have even started NGOs and other initiatives to help other mums deal with similar issues.
What other things can we do to help parents of children with special needs or disabilities?