Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.— Dalai Lama
Blissful Special Needs Children quotations
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
You've developed the strength of a draft horse while holding onto the delicacy of a daffodil ... you are the mother, advocate and protector of a child with a disability.
The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.
The planet does not need more "successful people". The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lover of all kinds.
Given the choice, children who don't want for anything will not save.
.. We have an obligation as parents to give our children what they need. What they want we can give them as a special gift, or they can save their money for it.
From an evolutionary perspective children are, literally, designed to learn.
Childhood is a special period of protected immaturity. It gives the young breathing time to master the things they will need to know in order to survive as adults.
It's the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself.
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.
Children with special needs inspire a very, very special love.
The siblings of special needs children are quite special.
Absolutely accepting and totally loving, from birth, someone who is different mentally, and has a different way of seeing the world, is a wonderful trait. It's a trait I wish there was another way of getting, but there isn't. And it does involve a degree of not having it fantastically easy.
By the age of three, the child has already laid down the foundations of his personality as a human being, and only then does he need the help of special scholastic influences. So great are the conquests he has made that one may well say: the child who goes to school at three is already a little man.
Sometimes, a break from your routine is the very thing you need.
Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers.
If every child matters, every child has the right to a good start in life.
If every child matters, every child has the right to be included. And that is so important for children with special needs.
I found real fulfillment through my children and through adopting special needs kids.
To thrive in life you need three bones. A wishbone. A backbone. And a funny bone.
A poor child who receives high-quality early childhood development is 40 percent less likely to need special education, twice as likely to attend college and dramatically more likely to survive childhood.
Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge, and children with special needs inspire a very, very special love.
To the families of special needs children all across this country I have a message for you: for years you have sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters, and I pledge to you that if we're elected, you will have a friend, an advocate, in The White House.
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
When you have a child who has special needs, you really start thinking about children across the board with special needs.
I worked for a while as a teaching assistant while I was struggling.
I really enjoyed it, working with kids with special needs, autism. It takes a hell of a lot of concentration, and you've got to focus on the child properly for seven hours a day.
I want to fully fund education, No Child Left Behind, special-needs education.
And that's how we're going to be more competitive, by making sure our kids are graduating from school and college.
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
Make a memory with your children, Spend some time to show you care;
Toys and trinkets can't replace those Precious moments that you share. Money doesn't buy real pleasure, It doesn't matter where you live; Children need your own attention, Something only you can give. Childhood's days pass all too quickly, Happy memories all too few; Plan to do that special something, Take the time to go or do. Make a memory with your children, Take the time in busy days; Have some fun while they are growing, Show your love in gentle ways.
A lot of children don't find forever homes because they're on that special-needs list, even if it's because of something as simple as her mother smoked cigarettes for a month, not knowing she was pregnant.
It always helps to know that other parents with special-needs children are surviving, and surviving well.
If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.
You will seek for God in vain till you understand that God can't be seen as a "thing"; he needs a special way of looking - similar to that of little children whose sight is undistorted by prefabricated doctrines and beliefs.
The child needs a helping hand or he'll grow up to be an angry young man some day.
The objects in our system are instead a help to the child himself, he chooses what he wants for his own use, and works with it according to his own needs, tendencies and special interests. In this way, the objects become a means of growth.
He who buys what he does not need stels from himself.
Off we skip like the most heartless things in the world, which is what children are, but so attractive; and we have an entirely selfish time, and then when we have need of special attention we nobly return for it, confident that we shall be rewarded instead of smacked.