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Read: "Parents can make a dramatic difference in how children use their wonderfully different natural abilities. Children vary considerably in the ways they use their senses and bodies and the ways they respond to the world. For each unique pattern, however, parents can create experiences that promote flexibility."
--- From The Challenging Child by Stanley I. Greenspan, MD

Reflect: Do I spend so much time thinking about my child's disabilities that I ignore his or her abilities? What can I do to help my child use strengths to compensate for weaknesses?

Respond: Every child is good at something — you may just have to be creative to find out what it is. Give lots of positive recognition of those abilities, and call upon those strengths as often as possible.

Mothers and fathers tell of the love and the pain, the joy and the fears, the wisdom and the faith, the mystery and the mysticism of raising children.