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Looking after a friend's child with Cerebral Palsy

auntychris Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited April 2019 in Cerebral palsy
Hello all I recently quit my teaching job of 15 years. I now am watching a 15 month old little girl who has CP. I am a long time family friend of the mother and grandmother. It's been one week Im learning about her and suggestions mom has given me. Child cries througout the 5 hours I watch her 3 times a week.  She will calm when she wants to nap. I hope I am not offending anyone by joining here. I just wanted to join the journey with the family I will not give up on watching her. 


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,388 Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @auntychris..  Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.  You most welcome to be here. This forum is for friends, families, members of our community who have disabilities, illness or conditions.

    You not offending any one.

    I am one of the team of community champions. We guide, advise and help new members who join our forum.

    We have a member of our team. @Richard_Scope who is our CP information officer.

    I have tagged him in so he probably contact you.

    With any additional advice or guidance.

    Please have a look around our website.  We are friendly, care and share.

    Please ask anything. Some one will know from our team or a member of our community.

    Please take care.


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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,615 Scope online community team
    Hi @auntychris
    It's great to have you here and you're not offending anybody! What are the questions that you would like me to help you with?
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • zeesmum
    zeesmum Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi auntychris,
    what an amazing friend you are! And don’t worry that you are offending because personally I would prefer to be asked questions if someone doesn’t know about my daughter and I can’t speak for others but in my experience people appreciate the chance to explain about our children’s condition or someone’s own condition. Instead of someone making assumptions and getting it wrong. As you are wanting to provide the best care you can for this little girl it’s great that you are asking.
    So any questions you have I will be happy to help in any way I can. If you have anything to ask that you feel is a bit sensitive to ask in an open thread I think you can dm on this site now. If not I will give you my fb details and you can email me there. I hope I can help x


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