Lori, have you tried the independent living center in Las Vegas? They may
Raising a Kid with C.P. is tough. I really don't think anyone actually
knows how tough it is unless one has been through it. And the teen years
are worse. I know I went from "good" teen to "rebellious" teen and back to
being a good teen in a space of 12 months... I had a lot of growing up to
do... There's nothing to do but hang on. Your son will become mature but
it'll be rough for him and you until he does.
I've learned some things by remembering how my parents treated me (or didn't
treat me) as I was growing up First, don't coddle. I mean use 'tough
love." Secondly, let him learn from his mistakes. Thirdly, do not
instill false hopes. You can instill realistic hope.
0From: St. John's University Cerebral Palsy List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mike Hershenhouse
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 1:09 PM
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Subject: Re: Resources for your son
Thank you so much for the info. Any info helps at this point. Hope everyone
has a very happy new year. Lori
[log in to unmask] wrote:Lori,
Have you tried the United Cerebral Palsy chapter in Vegas? Also you might
try United Way. If UNLV has a special ed. department, contact them for info.
Hope this helps.
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