Disability and Family Life

Usually, when a child is born with a disability it changes the dynamics of what is a ‘normal’ family life, when family life is centred around the child with a disability.

It doesn’t matter whether the child’s disability is mild, moderate or severe, their disability changes how a family interacts with their sibling, or disabled child. Living with a child with a disability, although it …

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27 Jan, 2021

My Challenging Life

I didn’t have many wants or needs as a child in the material sense, but I did want to know why I had a bad leg and a bad foot and that inquisitiveness never went away.

It is natural for any child to want to talk, even more so when that child deals with a mild disability and although I have my writing to help me understand and talk about my challenges, they don’t replace my …

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26 Jan, 2021

Strength of Character

Character is the combination of ethical and moral qualities. Someone with good character is bothered about their ethics and moral standing. They live by their moral standing and won’t tolerate those who don’t.

Someone with strength of character will always choose to take the moral high ground with the strength to stand up for their …

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25 Jan, 2021

My Book is a lifeline in Covid Times

“This book tells us that we are not victims of circumstances, but we have a choice on how we live.” – Mai Cadiz

My Book: Cerebral Palsy ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm is our first step to us healing. In Covid-19 times when it is easy to stay inwards, my book takes you by the hand, takes the initiative and brings …

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23 Jan, 2021

NO Rose Coloured Spectacles

I have never looked on, or looked back on my childhood or disability, with rose coloured spectacles. It wasn’t that kind of childhood.

There were too many issues around a disability I didn’t know I had, and not being aware of what my disability was, or what it entailed around my presenting co-existing medical conditions and having to …

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21 Jan, 2021

An Emotional Control Exercise

Remember to press the pause button, if there are things you’re struggling with mentally and you find it difficult to remember to breath; also particularly important when your emotions feel overwhelming and out of control.

If you feel your emotions increasing, remember to hone in and make yourself consciously aware of what’s going on in the present moment. Also remember to stand back and observe what is going on and …

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18 Jan, 2021