“In this post, we will be looking at quotes from special needs parents and their thoughts on living with a child who has special needs. These quotes are sure to make you feel like you’re not alone.
A special needs parent is a person who has children with special needs. These can include physical disabilities, deafness, blindness, and intellectual disabilities such as autism. Special needs parents often face greater challenges than other parents when it comes to raising their kids. This article will provide you with some words of encouragement from other moms and dads who have been there before.”
Special Needs Parents Quotes
“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities while an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” – Harry Truman.
“And I’m certain we all have one, because I think of a disability as being anything which undermines our belief and confidence in our own abilities.” – Aimee Mullins.
“At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.” – Friedrich Nietzche.
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill.
“Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elizabeth Kubler Ros.
“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” – Roger Crawford.
“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” – Oprah Winfrey.
“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” – Seneca.
“Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.” – Stephen Hawking.
“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll.
“Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.” – Robert John Meehan.
“Every child needs a champion; an adult who will never give up on them.” – Rita F. Pierson.
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.” – The Serenity Prayer.
“If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world.” – Elaine Dalton.
“If you judge people you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa.
“In the end, I am the only one who can give my children a happy mother who loves life.” – Janene Wolsey Baadsgard.
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.” – Audre Lorde.
“It’s lonely but when you meet someone who gets it, it’s transforming.” – Melody Statham Cameron.
Special Needs Mom Quotes
“Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.” – George Santayana.
“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon.
“Limitations live only in our minds.” – Jamie Paolinetti.
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” – Charles Dickens.
“Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller.
“Now, I take nothing for granted. But I find the real disability is people who can’t find joy in life and are bitter.” – Teri Garr.
“Parenting for special needs and “typical” kids is like a tightrope walk without a net. The only difference is that special needs parents know exactly how close the ground is. That perspective helps us appreciate everything so much more.” – Amy Kenny.
“Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted.” – Fred Rogers.
“So you’re a little weird? Work it! A little different? Own it. Better to be a nerd than one of the herd.” – Mandy Hale.
“Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge, and children with special needs inspire a very, very special love.” – Sarah Palin.
“Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities.” – Terry Josephson.
“Take one day at a time. Today, after all, is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” – Billy Graham.
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“The things that make me different are the things that make me me.” – A.A. Milne.
“The way we spend our time defines who we are.” – Jonathan Estrin.
“There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.” – William Frederick Halsey, Jr.
“There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” – Sue Atkins.
Special Needs Quotes For Parents
“To be nobody but yourself in a world doing its best to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human can ever fight and never stop fighting.” – E.E. Cummings.
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than You!” – Dr. Seuss.
“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde.
“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt.
“You were not made to be perfect. You were made to be authentic. Embrace your real life and find joy in it.” – Angie Kaffman.
“Your child will teach you more than you will ever teach them.” – Melissa Noelle Brown Oliveras.
“A diagnosis defines a lot of things, but it doesn’t define love.” – Lexi Behrndt
“And though she be little, she is fierce.” ~Shakespeare
“Children with special needs aren’t sent to special parents, they make parents special.” ~ Unknown
“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quite voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher
“Don’t worry about a thing. ‘Cause everything is gonna be alright.” – Bob Marley
“Every survival kit should include a sense of humour.” ~ Anonymous
“Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.” ~Howard Schultz
Special Needs Mom Burnout Quotes
“God didn’t add another day in your life because you needed it, He added it because someone out there needs you.” – Unknown
“God has placed you where you’re at in this very moment for a reason. Remember that and trust He is working everything out.” – Uknown
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr
“God’s plans will always be greater and more beautiful than all your disappointments.” – Unknown
“Have patience God isn’t finished yet!” – Unknown
“I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble, but take heart I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
“I saw that you were perfect and so, I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect, and I loved you even more.” – Unknown
“I thought I’d teach my child about the world. Turns out I’m teaching the world about her.” ~ Unknown
“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.
“I wouldn’t change you for the world, but I’ll change the world for you.” ~ Unknown
“If God brings you to it, He can bring you through it.” – Aprille
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr. via Miriam
“On particular rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100%. And that’s pretty good.” – Unknown
“Once you learn to appreciate the small victories there is no need for a finish line.” – Jessica
Encouraging Words For Special Needs Parents
“Parenthood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you’d have. It’s about understanding you child is exactly the person they are supposed to be. And, it you’re lucky, they might be the teacher who turns you into the person you’re supposed to be.” – The Water Giver
“Parents of children with special needs create their own world of happiness and believe in things that others cannot yet see.” – – Unkown*
“Promise me you’ll always remember… you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved move than you know.” ~ Christopher Robin
“Sometimes God doesn’t change your situation because he’s trying to change your heart.” – Unknown
“Sometimes the things we can’t change end up changing us.” – Unknown
“Special needs parents are the equivalent of batman, captain america, and incredible hulk combined with a side of Mary Poppins.” – Uknown
“Strength: a river cuts through a rock not because of its power but its persistence.” – Unknown
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart!” – April
“The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.” ~Ellen Goodman
“The siblings of special needs children are quite special. Absolutely accepting and totally loving, from birth, someone who is different mentally, and has a different way of seeing the world, is a wonderful trait. It’s a trait I wish there was another way of getting, but there isn’t. And it does involve a degree of not having it fantastically easy.” ~ Sally Phillips
“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.” – Unknown
“There’s something in you that the world needs.” – Unknown
“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” ~ Oscar Wilde
“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt
“You are now in a secret world. You’ll see things you never imagined: ignorance, rudeness, and discrimination. But you’ll also witness so many everyday miracles, and you’ll know it. You won’t think a milestone is just a milestone, you’ll know it’s a miracle. You’ll treasure things most wouldn’t think twice about. You’ll become an advocate, an educator, a specialist, and a therapist, but most of all, you’ll be a parent to the most wonderful child.” ~Geraldine Renton
Inspirational Quotes For Autism Parents
“You have a choice each and every single day. I choose to feel blessed. I choose to feel grateful. I choose to be thankful. I choose to be happy.” – Unknown
“Your child will teach you more than you will ever teach them.” – Melissa
Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation. It means understanding that something is what it is and there’s going to be a way through it. ~ Michael J. Fox
Change happens in increments ~ Mel Robbins
Children with special needs aren’t sent to special parents, they make parents special. ~ Unknown
Do something today that your future self will thank you for. ~ unknown
Every survival kit should include a sense of humor. ~ Anonymous
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau
It’s about progress, not perfection. ~Melissa Cote
Most people see what is and never see what can be. ~ Albert Einstein
My kid takes longer to ‘grow up.’ Secretly, that is sort of awesome. ~Rebecca Smith Masterson
Our minds are as different as our faces; we are all traveling to one destination- happiness, but few are going by the same road. ~ unknown
Parenthood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you’d have. It’s about understanding your child is exactly the person they are supposed to be. And, if you’re lucky, they might be the teacher who turns you into the person you’re supposed to be. ~The Water Giver
Pencil it in on the calendar, never pen. Be flexible. ~ Kodi Wilson
Encouraging Quotes For Special Needs Parents
Promise me you’ll always remember… you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know. ~ Christopher Robin
Sometimes God doesn’t change your situation because he’s trying to change your heart. ~ Unknown
Sometimes the difficult things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us. ~ unknown
Sometimes we’re tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths. ~ unknown
Storms make oaks take roots. ~ proverb
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
The disability is not the problem. The accessibility is the problem. ~ Mohamed Jemni
The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles. ~ unknown
Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction. ~ unknown
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. ~ Oscar Wilde
Your limitation is only your imagination. ~ unknown
“A diagnosis can’t predict the extraordinary love you will have for your child.” – Tara McCallan.
“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.” – Henry Ward Beecher.
“A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.” – Mignon McLaughlin.
Quotes About Special Needs Parents
“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation. It means understanding that something is what it is and there’s going to be a way through it.” – Michael J. Fox.
“All children with special needs have a right to be part of a family, a community and society. ” – Angela Dare.
“And though she be little, she is fierce.” – Shakespeare.
“Be honest with your kids. Because you see your past in their eyes and they see the future in yours.” – Nishan Panwar.
“Before you judge me, make sure you’re perfect.” – Clint Eastwood.
“Being different is good. Embrace it.” – Simon Cowell.
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt.
“By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.” – Edwin Elliot.
“Children with special needs aren’t sent to special parents, they make parents special.” – Unknown.
“Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement you can completely transform your life.” – Miguel Angel Ruiz.
“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so you are insulting yourself.” – Bill Gates.
“Embrace the unique way your child is blooming – even if it’s not in the garden you imagined.” – – Unknown.*
“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” – Rita Pierson.
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair.
Inspirational Quotes For Special Needs Parents
“Expectation is the mother of all frustration.” – Antonio Banderas.
“Failure is only an opportunity to begin again. Only this time more wisely.” – Henry Ford.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole stair case.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“Fitting in allows you to blend in with everyone else, but being different allows you to be yourself, to be unique and to be more creative.” – Sonya Parker.
“Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.” – Bo Bennett.
“Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.” – Mark Twain.
“God’s plan will always be greater and more beautiful than all of your disappointments.” – – Unknown.*
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward.
“Guilt is to the spirit what pain is to the body.” – Elder David A. Bednar.
“Hang on tight and get ready for the wildest, saddest, happiest, most challenging and most rewarding ride of your life!” – Sylvia Phillips.
“Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.” – Thomas S. Monson.
“I am different. Not less.” – Tempe Grandin.
“I don’t know a single person in life that doesn’t have conflict.” – Joaquin Phoenix.
“I don’t need easy. I just need possible.” – Bethany Hamilton.
Parents Of Special Needs Quotes
“I have a child with special needs. I didn’t know if I would be strong enough. Turns out I am. And so are you.” – Lisa Thornbury.
“I thought I’d teach my child about the world. Turns out I’m teaching the world about her.” – Unknown.
“If society were more inclusive in its structure and nature, there would be no need to have ‘special needs’ policies or even to label children as having ‘special needs.'” – Penny Tassoni.
“If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.” – Marvin J. Ashton.
“If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all it has always been the big stuff.” – Catherine M. Wallace.
“If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.” – Dr. Haim Ginott.
“In all kinds of ways- if we are willing, our children take us into places in our hearts we didn’t know existed.” – Dr. Shefali Tsabary.
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – R. Frost.
“It shouldn’t matter how slowly a child learns. What matters is that we encourage them to never stop trying.” – Robert John Meehan.
“It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.” – Hans F. Hansen.
“It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.” – Roy E. Disney.
“It’s not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” – Anna Landers.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller.
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein.
Parents With Special Needs Child Quotes
“Love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” – Thich Nhat Hanh.
“Love people enough to tell them the truth and respect them enough to trust that they can handle it.” – Yanla.
“Most people see what is and never see what can be.” – Albert Einstein.
“Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have.” – Joan Ryan.
“My heroes are the parents of people with intellectual disabilities. They fight this fight 365 days a year, 7 days a week, all day, all night. Parents of kids with special needs are never done.” – Jennifer Camota Luebke.
“Never let anyone dis your ability to make the right choices regarding your child’s disabilities.” – Lisa Thornbury.
“One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.” – Dalai Lama.
“Parenting a special-needs child is hard work. It is physically exhausting, mentally and emotionally draining, time-consuming, and often times, very, very lonely.” – Patrick Baldwin.
“Peace is not the absence of conflict but the ability to cope with it.” – Dorothy Thomas.
“Promise me you’ll always remember… you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved move than you know.” – Christopher Robin.
“Showing gratitude is one of simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” – Randy Pausch.
“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” – Ann Landers.
“Sometimes the truth hurts and sometimes it feels real good.” – Henry Rollins.
“Take care not to listen to anyone who tells you what you can and can’t be in life.” – Meg Medina.
Quotes For Parents With Special Needs Child
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller.
“The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.” – Ellen Goodman.
“The human heart was not designed to beat outside the body and yet, each child represented just that a parent’s heart bared, weather forever outside its chest.” – Debra Ginsberg.
“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt.
“The past haunts and the future taunts. This is particularly true if you love a child with special needs.” – Lisa Thornbury.
“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
“The siblings of special needs children are quite special. Absolutely accepting and totally loving, from birth, someone who is different mentally, and has a different way of seeing the world, is a wonderful trait.” – Sally Phillips.
“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” – Peggy O’Mara.
“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” – Laurell K. Hamilton.
“There’s nothing wrong with standing out and being different.” – Jaylon Hillsman.
“They laugh at me because I am different. I laugh at them because they’re all the same.” – Kurt Cobain
“Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did—that everything involving our children was painful in some way.” – Debra Ginsberg.
“Two roads diverged in a word, and I – I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost.
Mom Of Special Needs Child Quotes
“We are all born originals.” – Edward Young.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us!” – Joseph Campbell.
“We should celebrate neurodiversity – the world would be poorer and life duller if we were all the same.” – Neil Milliken.
“We tend to judge others by their behavior and ourselves by our intentions.” – Albert Schlieder.
“What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it’s not. And a lot of the time, it’s what makes you great.” – Emma Stone.
“When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails.” – H. Jackson Brown.
“Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect, and I don’t live to be, but before you start pointing fingers…make sure your hands are clean!” – Bob Marley.
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss.
“With tremendous burdens often come enormous gifts. The trick is to identify the gifts, and glory in them.” – Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein.
“You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything.” – Pablo Casals.
“You are now in a secret world. You’ll see things you never imagined: ignorance, rudeness, and discrimination. But you’ll also witness so many everyday miracles, and you’ll know it.” – Geraldine Renton.
“You can only make a difference by being different.” – Rick Warren.
“You have permission to walk away from anything that doesn’t feel right. Trust your instincts and listen to your inner-voice – it’s trying to protect you.” – Bryant McGill.
“A diagnosis can’t predict the extraordinary love you will have for your child.” – Tara
“Accept what is, let go what was, believe in what will be.”
“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation. It means understanding that something is what it is and there’s going to be a way through it.”- Michael J. Fox
“As special needs parents we don’t have the power to make life, “fair,” but we do have the power to make life joyful.”- Author Unknown
“Be where you are.” – Tove
Quotes About Siblings With Special Needs
“Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.”
“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to see past the imperfections.”
“Believe in yourself as a parent. You are your child’s best therapist and advocate.”
“Bless those who see life through a different window and those who understand their view.”
“Children are not a distraction from more important work – they are the MOST IMPORTANT work.” – C. S. Lewis
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou
“Embrace the unique way your child is blooming — even if it’s not in the garden you imagined.” – Jenn Soehnlin, ‘Embracing This Special Life’
“Every tiny little step forward is a major accomplishment to special needs parents and cause for celebration!”- Sylvia Phillips
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”– Luke 22:42
“Hang on tight and get ready for the wildest, saddest, happiest, most challenging and most rewarding ride of your life!”~ Sylvia Phillips
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” – Revelation 21:4
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams
“I thought I would have to teach my child about the world. Turns out I have to teach the world about my child.”
“I wouldn’t change you for the world, but I would change the world for you!” – Joanie
Inspirational Quotes Special Needs Parents
“I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.”
“If my child can do it so can I.” – Julie
“If you’re completely exhausted and don’t know how you’re going to keep giving this much of yourself day after day, you’re probably a good parent.”
“It’s lonely, but when you meet someone who gets it, it’s transforming.” – Melody Statham Cameron
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s learning to dance in the rain.”
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” —Shel Silverstein.
“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” – Morticia Adams
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa
“On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% – so that’s pretty good.”
“Once you accept that your child will be different, not better or worse – just different – that’s the first step.”
“Once you learn to appreciate small victories, there is no need for a finish line.”
“One of the great things that any community can do is not teach tolerance, but live tolerance, not talk respect, but live inclusivity.” ~ Michael Pritchard
“Parents of children with special needs create their own world of happiness and believe in things that others cannot yet see.” ~Unknown
“Parents who feel guilty about not doing enough are usually the ones doing everything possible.”
“Some of our kids got a bum deal in life and I know it might seem impossible, but try as hard as you can to turn your child’s crappy into happy”- Sylvia Phillips
“Sometimes the things we can’t change end up changing us.” ~ Unknown
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”
“Take one day at a Time. Sometimes it’s one hour at a time.” – Diana
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller
“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.”
“There are two gifts we should give our children – one is roots, the other is wings.”
“There is always room for hope no matter how hard or impossible it feels.” Katie
“Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did—that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were or, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the body and yet, each child represented just that a parent’s hear bared, weather forever outside its chest.” ~ Debra Ginsberg
“Today in an auditorium full of parents, my son scanned the room looking for me. When he saw me, his face lit up the room. He wasn’t looking for the perfect parent. He was looking for his mom. Don’t ever forget the power of simply being their mom.”
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – E. M. Forster
“With tremendous burdens often come enormous gifts. The trick is to identify the gifts, and glory in them.” – Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein
“You can be shaped, or you can be broken. There is not much in between.” – David Foster Wallace
“You’ll have good days, bad days, overwhelming days, too tired days, I’m awesome days, I can’t go on days. And every day, you’ll still show up.”
What To Say To Parents Of Special Needs Child
” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
acles6. “acles happen everyday.” – Jen
All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them.” – Magic Johnson.
Being a mother is learning about the strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” – Linda Wooten.
Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – Dr. John Trainer.
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying “I will try again tomorrow!” – Mary Anne Radmacher.
Every child is a different kind of flower that altogether make this world a beautiful garden.” – – Unknown.*
If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But, whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.” – Dr. Haim Ginott.
It shouldn’t matter how slowly a child learns. What matters is that we encourage them to never stop trying.” – Robert John Meehan.
It’s not a Race, It’s a Journey! ~ Cynthia Carr Falardeau
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness ~ George Santayana
Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have. It’s about understanding that they are exactly the person they are supposed to be and that, if you’re lucky, they just might be the teacher who turns you into the person you are supposed to be.” ~ Joan Ryan
Motivational Quotes For Special Needs Parents
Once you accept that your child will be different, not better or worse…just different, that’s the first step ~ unknown
Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve.
ou have a choice each and every single day. I choose to feel blessed. I choose to feel grateful. I choose to be thankful. I choose to be happy. ~ Unknown
rie Ten Boom27. “If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.” – rie Ten Boom
Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don’t fit into boxes.” – Tori Amos.
Sometimes the things we can’t change end up changing us. ~ Unknown
Special needs parents are the equivalent of Batman, Captain America, and the Incredible Hulk combined with a side of Mary Poppins. ~ unknown
Until you have a kid with special needs you have no idea of the depth of your strength, tenacity, and resourcefulness. ~ unknown
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. ~ Angela Schwindt
Sometimes it can be hard for parents of special needs children to find the motivation and inspiration they need. Remember, you are not alone! There is always someone who understands what you’re going through and will help offer their support when needed. Check out this list of quotes from other special needs parents that may help provide some comfort or encouragement in your time of need.
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