Building confidence & self-esteem in adult/child with cp

Building confidence and self-esteem in a child to create a successful overcoming adult with a disability. As the saying goes it takes a village to raise a child. It takes a strong support system to create a strong, determined child in turn which turns into to a strong determined adult living with a disability. How? by building their self-esteem and empowering their confidence with speaking positive affirmations into their lives using phrases such as “you can” and staying away from negative talk like “you cant”.

Empowerment can increase self esteem and willingness to overcome and live a successful life with an incurable disability. Cerebral palsy is a lifestyle of obstacles not a death sentence. There is a lot of baggage that comes with a disability. There are also, a lot of obstacles to overcome as a family.

In todays reading I want to focus on building confidence and self-esteem. We who live with a disability such as c.p. struggle will feeling different, feeling and being misunderstood, having no where to turn to who actually struggle the same way we do, so we spend a lifetime figuring out how to cope with obstacles on our own.

Our condition according to professionals will never change, weather that is true or not, there are steps we can take to live a productive life while living with cp. Examples: managing the symptoms we struggle with daily. Going to pt, ot, participating in speech therapy to name a few.

To have a strong support system is an important piece of our self-care and our physical and mental well-being. Starting children when they are young is important to implant positive affirmations. Empowering a child to be successful results in a successful empowered adult living with daily obstacles which increases their quality of life.

I once read a post that said dream big and that dream is a goal, break that goal into steps then it becomes a plan act on those plans the end result is reality. Words are powerful. If empowerment is missing it can make everyday challenges for adults and children alike to struggle more so, displaying anxiety and depression. People with a disabilities struggle more so with depression and mental and emotional problems. Including isolation, struggling with socialization along with nervousness and anxiety.

By empowering a child and adult can help overcome these obstacles, which, can be a life changer for an adult with cerebral palsy.

Tomorrow we will concentrate on part two of this series. Happy reading everyone!

Author: My cerebral palsy life

I became a writer in 2010, then I pursued an education in health care administration. Working to get a medical coding certificate to add to my professional titles. I and my husband have 2 adult children, 2 dogs. I was a single mother of two for 18 years. I have personal experience in health care as a cna, mental health and raising children with developmental disabilities. I am an advocate for the disabled as I was born with cerebral palsy and have learned to overcome challenges in life. My motto is life lessons are to be teachable, to educate, share our skills and learn to understand others that we encounter on life's journey.

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