Nine years ago I wrote these words. “Today I meet Yassy’s new fifth-grade team. It feels like a blind date. I hope we like each other.” This is how countless parents feel at this time of year.
Their stomachs are in knots. Worry occupies their days, and keeps them up at night. All while doing their best to hide this from their children, who are excited for a new school year like children should be.
I never had these feelings of angst with my oldest child who does not have a disability. Never. But when you have a child with Down syndrome, or a number of other disabilities, school is much more complicated.Read more on themighty.com