Over the summer, we try to do a few fun things with the family. Fun activities to help us make memories that we will talk about for years to come. Each summer that looks a bit different.
Some years we have traveled to my in-laws’ cabin (open to renters, so be sure to check out that option if you would like a leisurely week on the river with your family!) and spent a week grilling, tubing, playing games, and generally enjoying the very calm way of life found in that little town.
Other years we have spent the summer preparing to move and then moving to a new state. We are so glad that kind of year is not coming up again any time soon!
One of most favorite days of family fun happened when we decided to spend the day on a very large local lake. We rented a boat; prepared lunch, snacks, a bag of possible needed ‘extras’, and extra clothing; and headed out.
I am early on in this special needs journey, so I will not pretend that I have it all down pat. However, there are a few things that I have learned in the short time that we have known about our daughter’s special needs.
I hope that, by sharing here what we have learned, I can offer some tangible way to ease the daily frustrations that can come with parenting a special needs child. It is also my desire to offer hope that the things you may currently believe to be impossible, can become possible with just a bit of planning ahead. Continue reading “5 Tips for Preparing Your Special Needs Child for a Day Away from Home”