My Beautiful Daughter

Hi. I joined this site because I am interested in talking to teenagers & adults about their mild CP and how they deal. I guess I am looking into the future for my daughter. She is 4 and a half years old. She was diagnosed with "right spastic hemiplegia" when she was 19 months old. She gets PT & OT once a week and wear braces on both feet/legs. She is the light of my life and I just worry about her upcoming years in middle & high school. I know how mean kids can be and I just can't stand the thought of her being made fun of. She is super smart to the point where I sometimes wonder if she is gifted. She is my little crazy, loud, funny lady at home with her daddy and I. At school she is a totally different child. She is very shy, she does not engage her friends to play. She will not "speak up" to her teachers or any of her peers. I was hoping to hear other teen & adult stories about there experiences and what they found to be the most helpful from their families and friends. I am so thankful for my beautiful baby girl, and I just love her so much. I want the best for her and even though I understand I can't protect her from "mean kids" and bullies, I hope I will know how to instill in her how to handle those kinds of people.
Thanks in advance for reading my story!
-L
lgeig lgeig
36-40, F
1 Response Jan 8, 2013

Hi there. I know this is a bit late, but if you come back, message me in the chat (I'd help here but my cp affects my hands so I'd rather not write a book) and we will get your daughter through it, together.

Your new friend,

S.S.