large or small. We can uncover a child’s
heart through the art of understanding.
We can unconditionally love our children through the art of acceptance. And
by engaging in the art of grieving, we can
exchange the loss of our own expectations for God’s beautiful plan for our
Beth Mora is a veteran homeschool mom,
author, and speaker who lives in northern
California with her wonderful husband.
She is the creator of Here to Help Learning that offers filmed writing instruction for grades 1-6 and includes a special
needs forum for moms to share ideas
about home education. You can find her
at Here to Help Learning’s Home to Home
blog, dating her husband, kayaking, deck
farming, or spending time with her eight
grown children and her granddaughter.
Here to Help Learning includes the Write
a Book Project for $6.99/month/family.
Worksheets and scripted lessons are included. Perfect for co-ops and multi-level
Ways to Bless a
Parent of a Special
Grow a friendship of love and understanding with a mom or dad of a
special needs child, and learn the art
of true home education. By offering
a hand of hope to these parents, you
will be the one blessed.
• Offer to pick up grocery items.
• Invite their child to special occasions.
• Give the gift of a meal “just be-
• Learn about the disability and the
unique challenges it brings.
• Share the information with your
• Do not offer advice unless asked,
and even then, be aware of your
• Ask for a list of prayer requests.
• Send a card, a flower, or a cupcake.
• Simply ask, “How can I help?”
• Offer to take their other children
on outings and field trips.
• Make a “date basket” for the parents to enjoy in their home.
• Validate by saying, “You are doing a great job,” but don’t ascribe a
• Listen to understand, not to fix.
• Don’t stop the conversation by offering pity.
• Don’t assume what works for you
will work for them.
• Money is always tight; bless them
with a gift card.
• Offer help in the home especially
when the child must have surgery.
• Share other interests.
• Include, but don’t be offended
when they can’t participate.
• When possible, think of ways to
modify activities so the special
needs child can participate.
• Don’t wait for a need to arise; the
need is always there.
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