Inspirational , Motivational &
Funny SPD Stories

Funny SPD stories, you ask? How can THIS be funny? Just bear with me and let me explain.

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 questions...

  • 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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