It’s important we do more to emotionally support children growing up. From an early age it become obvious I had no support. I often felt on my own.
With a disability I didn’t know I had the road ahead seemed daunting. I was aware of some of my struggles, but wasn’t in a position to say anything that would make a difference. Where others weren’t listening, I had to listen to myself.
My thought process which has never changed, brought me a little understanding through some difficult times. Still struggling with school at the age of 15 having received no help, I remember telling myself that I had one more year to go.
I always had my thoughts, having others around didn’t seem to matter because their emotional input was minimal. It’s hard enough being exposed to the elements, even harder when the environment we come from seems like a battle ground.
But for any child their home is important. It’s the place they get to call home, therefore it’s important they’re nurtured, supported and protected.