September 17, 2008

Am I Teaching Him to Bear Fruit?

Teaching Your Special Needs Child about Love

One of the biggest issues when teaching a child with special needs lies within how to teach social skills. For my son, who has extreme emotions ranging between anger and aggression to over-excessive joy it is a trial in itself to teach him the emotions ranging in between the extremes.

What should I ultimately be teaching him? How can I reach him when there is an important subject to teach? Will he remember it today and forget it all tomorrow? I struggle with each of these issues as I teach him how to read, how to calculate a math problem, and how to cut with scissors. I can see the progress, albeit painfully slow at times, but it is progress nonetheless. These will be the easy subjects for him to learn in the long run.



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8 comments:

AC said...

Hi Angela! These words are right on my mind too lately! My daughters both deal with extreme emotions too and it is difficult to help them socially! Also makes for complicated family dynamics as we just try to do day to day activities!

Hang in there! God has a plan for you two!
-Andrea Cook
Life of a Juggernaut
http://crazyjugs.blogspot.com

zyriana.com said...

Oh honey... I cannot even imagine the questions you must have. Just know everything you do is perfect.

He's absolutely beautiful. All Autistic little ones are so precious.

{{{{{ hugs }}}}}}

Monica

Jamey said...

You Just need to do the best you can, and God will be helping you the whole way! Also,I am tagging new friends I would like to know better so come check it out.

PaulsHealthBlog.com said...

All you can do is the best you can.

And the best you can do is enough!

Then let God do what only He can do.

Vixen said...

I am following closely your journey, as I have the feeling I can learn some valuable lessons for the rearing of my little Ladybug. I note that her emotions are quite different than my previous experience raising my three kids and I want to help my daughter with the difficulties that arise as we go on.

I just realized you probably don't know about Ladybug. She had two massive strokes the day after her birth. Although it is a miracle she is alive, with all the brain damage from the strokes she has a lot of issues.

I am Jamie Sue! said...

I love your blog. Keep up the good (hard) work!

Christy said...

What a great thought. It's difficult enough to teach children & bring them up in the way they should go when they're neurotypical, but working in Godly teachings within a framework of special needs is especially difficult. I have this same problem because my son is so very, very literal, explaining the concept of God and the intangibles of the world is so hard!

BTW - I gave you a little award over at my blog here:
http://www.motherhood-unscripted.com/

Aunt Julie said...

You're a brave and strong Mommy, for sure! You are so careful in your approach to teaching your son that I just have a feeling that you're going in the right direction. Good luck to you!