There are a whole lot of blogs on the internet that contain stories about the day in the life of a family. These are often referred to as “Mommy Blogs”, and can be both interesting as well as informative. Parents who have children with special needs will want to check out the blog called “Hartley’s Life With 3 Boys”. It describes what life is like raising a child who has a mixture of multiple special needs.
Blogging about one’s family has become rather common. Often, these kinds of blogs are written by moms, and the usual content consists of journal like entries about a their pregnancy, as well as stories about things that their children said or did. Some of these blogs will be written from the perspective of a family that is of a specific religious background. While each of those types of blogs can be entertaining and enlightening to read, parents who are raising a child who has special needs may find it easier to relate to blogs that focus on raising a child that has the same special needs as your child has.
One of the more recent posts on Hartley’s Life With 3 Boys describes how she knew that her son had more things going on than just SPD. SPD stands for Sensory Processing Disorder, which can be perplexing enough all by itself, even without other having other special needs mixed in with it. She explains it in her blog much better than I can. My understanding is that what she is saying is that as a parent discovers a piece in the puzzle of disorders that their child suffers with, the parent gains a better understanding that there may be other issues going on as well.
Hartley’s Life With 3 Boys blog is part of the SPD Blogger Network. That network was created as a way to link together people who were blogging about Sensory Processing Disorder. The idea was that together, these blogs can increase awareness about what SPD is. The network is a good resource for parents of children that have SPD to use.
You can find some excellent information on this blog about exactly what SPD is, as well as what it is not. Being a parent is a tough job, and it can be even tougher when your child has a special need that you do not entirely understand how to help. Finding blogs that talk about what it is really like to parent a child who has a mixture of many forms of special needs can make you feel less alone in your struggles.
Image by Liza on Flickr