I have gone over this question so many times before, it’s wearing me out, but like other conditions I think the answer depends on how I feel I’m coping. Some days I feel I have accepted that I have Cerebral Palsy, other days I haven’t.
I manage my emotions. For me, there is too much negativity around what I deal with, so I feel worse about having it. There is little to no information out there for us, on how to help us cope emotionally. Cerebral Palsy also has a knock on effect on families too and that has a ripple effect on us.
This is one of the reasons I believe families struggle. Siblings also struggle when the attention is taken away from them, with the focus turning to the sibling with the disability. Genuinely, people don’t always know how to help on an emotional level, so they avoid conversations about disability and that makes it less accepting for us.