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Nick – What’s important for parents to understand?

Nick – What’s important for parents to understand?

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It's easy for a parent to want to take them under their wing and protect them as much they can, and do everything they can for them, and make sure they're not hurt or have any problems. When really they need to have the experiences, they need... Show More

It's easy for a parent to want to take them under their wing and protect them as much they can, and do everything they can for them, and make sure they're not hurt or have any problems. When really they need to have the experiences, they need to know that they can do things for themselves and they can't depend on that mom is going to be there all the time, or dad is going to be there all the time. I see a lot with my own experiences, you know with my own personal experience, and with other people as well that I've met that have been injured, and if their parents are too coddling of them, they don't adapt well, they don't become independent. They get used to that lifestyle and the parent gets used to it as well, and a cycle, and it ever ends.

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Nick – What’s important for parents to understand?

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Injured in 1995 at age 17, quadriplegic
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It's easy for a parent to want to take them under their wing and protect them as much they can, and do everything they can for them, and make sure they're not hurt or have any problems. When really they need to have the experiences, they need to know that they can do things for themselves and they can't depend on that mom is going to be there all the time, or dad is going to be there all the time. I see a lot with my own experiences, you know with my own personal experience, and with other people as well that I've met that have been injured, and if their parents are too coddling of them, they don't adapt well, they don't become independent. They get used to that lifestyle and the parent gets used to it as well, and a cycle, and it ever ends.

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