Hell Yes, I’m THAT Special Needs Parent

Yes, I’m THAT parent, the special needs parent committed to standing up for my child.

Hell yes, I'm THAT special needs parent - www.myhometruths.com

I’m THAT parent who will call you out if I feel you have not treated my child as you should.

I’m THAT parent who won’t tolerate empty platitudes or broken promises.

I’m THAT parent who will constantly chase up issues that need to be addressed.

I’m THAT parent who won’t play politics with my child’s future.

I’m THAT parent who will do whatever it takes to make my child feel safe and secure.

I’m THAT parent who doesn’t accept that adjustments can’t be made.

I’m THAT parent who does my research and goes into every meeting with a plan.

I’m THAT parent who will insist on my child being included even if no-one thinks they can do it.

I’m THAT parent who is determined to show the world my child is capable of anything.

I’m THAT parent who sees challenges as opportunities, not as excuses to give up.

I’m THAT parent who will go the extra mile to get everyone on board for the benefit of my child.

I’m THAT parent who is not afraid to ask questions, challenge assumptions or follow up on actions.

I’m THAT parent who finds a way forward even when no-one else can see a way out.

I’m THAT parent who sees beyond my child’s challenges and celebrates their strengths.

I’m THAT parent who doesn’t care if you feel uncomfortable around me or my child.

I’m THAT parent who is unfailingly loyal to those who support my child.

I’m THAT parent who will never apologise for requesting special provisions to help my child.

I’m THAT parent who is not afraid to appeal decisions if I feel they are unfair.

I’m THAT parent who will give you whatever support you need to help my child.

I’m THAT parent who won’t go away quietly.

I’m THAT parent who will never, ever give up on my child.

If all this makes me THAT parent, then, hell yes, that’s who I am.

Hell yes, I'm THAT special needs parent - www.myhometruths.com

I’m not ashamed to be an effective advocate for my child. I’m not ashamed to stand my ground. I’m not ashamed to love my child unconditionally. I’m not ashamed to speak out.

I’m a positive special needs parent.

I’m THAT special needs parent.

And that’s more than okay with me.

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23 Responses

  1. What a parent would do for love. Your son is very lucky to have you.
    I have a nephew that has autism and I’ve seen the great lengths his mom would do: for him to be able to go to school, be with family gatherings, going to Church.

    Keep on inspiring people!

  2. Charlene says:

    Lovely Post! I can definitely relate

  3. Jo Tracey says:

    Hell yeah! #TeamLovinLife
    Jo Tracey recently posted..Something about Brussel sprouts…

  4. Yes!! Your son is so lucky to have you as his mum.

    SSG xxx

  5. Here, here! I am THAT parent too! Good on us! 😉 xo #TeamLovinLife

  6. Talya says:

    What a fantastically uplifting post so refreshing your energy and positivity is palpable love this and thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub! X

  7. Deborah says:

    I think that makes you a parent who loves your kids and wants what’s best for them. The parent everyone should aspire to be!
    Deborah recently posted..Ginger mullets and a movie about a man called Ove

  8. Three cheers for THAT parent. I like to think I’m THAT parent to a large degree too.
    #teamlovinlife
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit recently posted..Day 2794 – before you quit, remember why you started

  9. Nadine says:

    I felt like I needed to fist pump after reading that! We need more parents with this attitude, great post #Spectrumsunday

  10. chickenruby says:

    and it’s perfectly OK to be THAT parent, as a teacher i welcome THAT parent, it makes it easier for me to teach their child #spectrumsunday

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m so glad you say that as I sometimes feel like I’m a trouble maker. I’ll do anything for my kids but that doesn’t mean I’m not aware or conscious of the many responsibilities of their teachers. I’m so grateful to caring and compassionate teachers like yourself x

  11. Amina says:

    I think it’s perfectly ok to be THAT parent because it shows that you are putting your child’s needs first before anything else and that makes you the BEST parent in my opinion!

    Amina xx | http://www.AliandHer.com

  12. I think all SEND parents need to be ‘that’ parent – unfortunately it seems the only way to get anywhere.
    Ann from Rainbows are too beautiful recently posted..Thank you little girls

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