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Guilt and fear of their child’s response are two of the most common barriers preventing parents from telling their child. The other is, not knowing how.
It can be a daunting task, but you don’t have to do it alone. Giving your child the gift of self-awareness will help them maximize their strengths and understand what they need to do to compensate for their challenges. Self-awareness is the first step towards self-advocacy and self-determination.
In all my experiences helping kids with various disabilities learn about who they are, including talking directly about labels and diagnosis, the responses have been 100% positive.