Parents dating kids with disabilities
Just throwing this out there to see what kinds of responses I get.Men - Would you date a woman with a special needs child? If your choice not to was based on the fact that you knew nothing of the type of disability the child had, but learned about it, would this change your decision? I am currently in a relationship with a great man who has kids of his own.My dilemma is that one of his children is special needs (autistic) and will likely never live independently, only possibly in a group home as a young adult in his 20s.Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.Just wondering what you single ladies would do if a guy told you early on that he had primary custody of a kid with Down Syndrome?Raising him will very likely be quite difficult and stressful.
I am focusing on children with special emotional needs, including children who have a psychiatric diagnosis.
I enjoy the freedom I have to travel and enjoy my kids, and this would all change very drastically.
The man is great…consistent in how he treats me, loving, kind, and generous.
Have you ever wondered why parents of kids with special needs always seem to be so cranky? Another person with good intentions said, “G-d only gives us what we can handle.” 13.
Or why we tend to make really inappropriate remarks so often? And even if we did choose to become a special needs family through adoption, there are still plenty of reasons to be cranky – and then joke about it later. The rest of the coffee was dumped on the kitchen floor and eaten by an ecstatic child yesterday before it could be fully cleaned up. Mixed the g-tube formula, fed daughter, cleaned up, got to school on time, then listened to the neighbor complaining that her 8 year old refused to eat broccoli at dinner last night. Was up with a wide-awake child from 2am to 6am, then awakened by a phone call at am. It was the pharmacy leaving a voice mail explaining that the medication refill will cost 0 out-of-pocket. 90 minute screaming meltdown 3 times per week – and we’re overdue for one, so it’ll probably be today. While signing school papers, two kids were talking directly into each ear. The child with a disability brushed his own teeth, dressed himself and tied his shoes while his able sibling refused to brush teeth, refused to get dressed and rolled on the ground instead of putting on shoes. Had to decline a bunch of invitations to weddings and family reunions again this year. You may have seen her sneaking into the volunteer lounge for ice cream or being pushed into the cheese pit by laughing children.
the best advice i know to give is to keep being honest about it.