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How to help Daughter

NannathreeNannathree Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited April 2018 in Cerebral Palsy
I feel my daughter isn't coping well. Her 8yr old son has cerebral Palsy and she is great with him but she is very low, her partner isn't any help and she seems to be resenting her son's disability as it is stopping her from doing things. She has 2 other children

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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Scope community team Posts: 2,691 Scope community team
    Hi @Nannathree
    Thanks for your post. I'm sorry to read that your daughter is going through a tough time at the moment. How do you feel she is not coping? 

    I am going to include a link here to the Parent and Carer section of the Community
    https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/carers-of-disabled-children-and-adults 

    Also, the charity MIND has some excellent tips 

    https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helping-someone-else/ 

    Is your daughter in contact with any local groups at all? 

    I hope that helps a little. Keep in touch.

    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

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  • NannathreeNannathree Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you for your reply. My daughter isn't in contact with any groups. She feels she is asking for sympathy and she is also very stubborn so tries to deal with it alone.
    I try my best to get through to her but as I don't have any experience of dealing with a disabled child I'm not sure how to help and I back off when I see her getting upset.

  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Scope community team Posts: 2,691 Scope community team
    Everybody needs some support every now and then @Nannathree. Have you told her about the Community here? She could join and meet people in very similar situations. She does not need to use her real name. 
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

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  • NannathreeNannathree Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I have told her a few times about thus sight. I am going to show her these posts and hopefully it will encourage her to join 
    Thank you for your support 
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Scope community team Posts: 2,691 Scope community team
    We're always here @Nannathree. I have Cerebral Palsy myself and I am 1 of 4 children so I have some understanding of what she is dealing with by seeing what my mum dealt with.

    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

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