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Dorian – What’s important for parents to understand?

Dorian – What’s important for parents to understand?

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Don’t let the disability inhibit their parenting, or the motivation that they would provide to their children.  They still are human beings.  I sometime think parents stop at the disability, and they write their children off.  Yo... Show More

Don’t let the disability inhibit their parenting, or the motivation that they would provide to their children.  They still are human beings.  I sometime think parents stop at the disability, and they write their children off.  You can’t write your children off.  If they want to be the President of the United State, guess what, the Oval Office is wheelchair accessible; we can still get there.  If they want to be an actor, guess what, we can still make those things happen.  I think that even if the child doesn’t want to push forward, gently encourage them, gently motivate them.  Encourage them to go to the mall, hang out with their friends, and let them still be normal, because they are.  They’re just sitting down, that’s it.  That’s really the only difference, they’re still the same child that you gave birth to, that you conceived.  They’re just sitting down, and that’s really how you have to look at it.  

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Dorian – What’s important for parents to understand?

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Son injured in 2007 at age 17, paraplegic
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Don’t let the disability inhibit their parenting, or the motivation that they would provide to their children.  They still are human beings.  I sometime think parents stop at the disability, and they write their children off.  You can’t write your children off.  If they want to be the President of the United State, guess what, the Oval Office is wheelchair accessible; we can still get there.  If they want to be an actor, guess what, we can still make those things happen.  I think that even if the child doesn’t want to push forward, gently encourage them, gently motivate them.  Encourage them to go to the mall, hang out with their friends, and let them still be normal, because they are.  They’re just sitting down, that’s it.  That’s really the only difference, they’re still the same child that you gave birth to, that you conceived.  They’re just sitting down, and that’s really how you have to look at it.  

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