Inspirational , Motivational &
Funny SPD stories, you ask? How can THIS be funny? Just bear
with me and let me explain.
Funny SPD Stories
Living every single day, day in/day out, 24/7, 365 days a year
as parents of an SPD kiddo can take it's toll. It is not easy being a parent,
and surely not easy to be the parent of a child with "special needs".
The first few years with our SPD kiddos can be the most
difficult. The younger they are when they are diagnosed the better. Because
Sensory Processing Disorders are still "new" to many people (including some
professionals), mom's and dad's usually start out asking the following
What is WRONG with my child?
Why don't they believe me?
Why are they blaming me?
When is someone going to listen to me?
Who is going to help me?
How do I find out what to do to help my child?
Is this just a phase?
Will he/she outgrow it?
Does anyone else have a child like this?
How do I get my child evaluated?
Who is going to pay for it?
How do I get the services my child needs?
Will he/she get "better"?
WHAT ON EARTH IS A SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER?
You get the point I think. All these questions, searching for
answers, attempts to help "treat" our child, finding what works for us...for
them, the restless nights of no sleep, the endless energy of some, the emotional
toll it takes, the failed attempts at discipline, the worries, the doctors
appointments, the invalidation from so many, the criticisms of us as parents,
the fear, the anger, the search for answers, the isolation....and it goes on.
THEN, one day, you find "an angel". That article, that book,
that person that knows someone like your child!! They KNOW what is "wrong"!!
Hallelujah!! The worst is over... well, maybe. But, even if things get worse
before they get better you have a direction, an answer, a goal, some HOPE!!
Even though life can be difficult for these children and the
families that love them, we are blessed. Truthfully... EVERYONE has a cross to
bear, the "burdens" simply come in different forms. We must recognize the
blessings we DO have, appreciate them, and keep on moving towards our goals.
From here, we begin to see things differently. Now that we have
some relief in knowing some of the answers, we can unload some of that stress
and those burdens we were carrying that weighed us down so much.
Now we need to muster up the courage and the stamina to get
through therapy, obtaining services, IEP's, evaluations, challenges at
school/home, explaining this to family and friends, finding services we can
afford, fighting with insurance companies, etc. etc.
We begin to see our child through a different lens. Now, their
behavior makes sense and we empathize, sympathize, and understand them so much
more. Through it all, we surely will find moments that touch our heart.
It is at this point that we think back on some of the things our
children have done...and believe it or not, looking through the lens of SPD, we
can find some amazing humor!
Sometimes laughter is truly the best medicine. Find the humor in
some of those everyday struggles. Appreciate the uniqueness of your child, and
laugh with them. Laugh at yourself, laugh with your spouse, laugh at some of
your child's "quirks" instead of getting angry, laugh at how you handled
something before you knew what SPD was, etc.
Hug your child. Tell them how much you love them. Find humor
within your life and realize that, even though it can be challenging, none of us
would trade our precious children for ANYTHING in the world... challenges or not,
special needs or not! So, why not find the funny side of life? Why not use
laughter as a coping mechanism? It truly works wonders!!
It is with this in mind that I thought I would help you laugh
today. Below you will find stories from real parents, real experiences, and
poems that bring out the "lighter side of SPD". Read them, laugh at them, and
find humor in some of your own stories. You will get through each day a little
easier! Go ahead, smile...it's going to be ok!
I want to thank all the parents who have, and continue to share
humor with me, my readers, and their own families. We can all learn from you!
Let's make laughter our "medicine"!
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Executive Dining Room
Avoidance Tactics Of The Tactile Defensive
Shirts Are Not For Chewing!
"I Can't Believe I Ate The WHOLE Thing!"
The Next American Idol
"Eeeeeewwww....I Hate That Feeling!"
The Sleeping Bag Dilemma
Well...What Do You Expect?
Being Quiet In Church
The Battle Of The Brains
Funny Poems & Miscellaneous Humor
Dr. Seuss's IEP
10 Ways To Have More Fun At Your IEP
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Inspirational Poems And Stories
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Poems For A Mom
Tears In My Eyes
Weary Eyed I Fight
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