She stutters so badly, and she starts preschool next month. Can you fix it? Can you make them be patient, help them understand her? Can you promise they will be kind?
I found life down there at the bottom of that vast sea, a group of like-minded parents who knew exactly what I was feeling, parents who knew exactly what I was experiencing.
Sebastian’s social calendar has been wide open his entire life. I have struggled to help him make friends. Everyone else’s children seem to lead over-scheduled lives. It has always been difficult to insert him in their mix.
As an adult now, I'm aware that I represent an unusual and under-represented demographic: siblings of special needs children.
For families of all children affected by congenital heart defects, minor moments take on enormous weight.