Don't Over-Emphasize the Disability

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Should I treat my handicapped child in any special way?

Don't Over-Emphasize the Disability

If your child has a handicap or disability, you should ensure that you treat them as normally as you would treat anyone else. This doesn't mean ignoring the disability altogether. Rather, it means that you don't over-treat them in any way. Recognising the disability is as important as recognising anything that hinders peoples' abilities. But, over-emphasising the disability or the problems caused by it can lead the child to have emotional traumas over their particular handicap - feeling that they are "different" to everyone else.



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