Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I'm happy to let you know that I've been asked to write once a month for Hopeful Parents. You can read my piece Worlds apart there today.
Hopeful Parents is an online community of parents of children with special needs. You can read a variety of posts by parents just like you or chat online with them.
I like the way Hopeful Parents describes its mandate for writers:
Let's start with what we're not about, because that paints a clear picture: we're not about providing solutions, we're not a how-to site, we don't give answers on why a condition exists or how to treat it, we don't do product reviews, we're not a news outlet or a source of information.
So what's left?
We are about YOU. What is it like being your child's parent? How do you feel when your son or daughter succeeds or fails? What affect does parenting a special needs child have on your marriage, on your relationship with other family members, on your own sense of self?
Of utmost importance at Hopeful Parents is WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE THE PARENT OF A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
I'm honoured and privileged to introduce you to Hopeful Parents. I'm sure you'll find much there of value and comfort! Louise