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A mother of a child with undiagnosed disabilities shares the worries she has for her son as he grows up.


8 Worries I Have as a Parent of a Child With Disabilities

  1. I worry about my child’s continued happiness.
  2. I worry about unexpected loss of ability.
  3. I worry about what he can’t tell me and what I might miss.
    1. It’s a constant guessing game.
  4. I worry about him hurting himself.
    1. Even a visit to a park puts me on edge.
  5. I worry about inclusion and accessibility.
    1. Sometimes the world sucks
  6.  I worry about strangers.
    1. How will others treat him?
  7. I worry that everything is my fault.
    1. Endless what ifs. And guilt.
  8. I worry about outliving my son and my son outliving us.

“I am trying. Trying to worry less. Live each day as is comes. Because let’s face it, worrying changes nothing.”

Written by Laura Rutherford

Originally published: November 25, 2017
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