While there is growing awareness of children with learning disabilities, how to assist them, etc, I wonder how it is for parents with learning disability?
I have only questions and doubts. Maybe some one can answer them for me.
Even an average parent is flooded with choice, rebuke and advice. It is a tough role to don. There are lingering doubts.
Parents with learning disabilities would also need to overcome preconceived ideas among other people about their ability to parent. Some may be genuine concerns too.
Of course it depends on the kind and the degree of the disability.
- Do adults with severe learning disability shy away from having kids?
- Does the government help in India?
- Or do such parents rely on the home network for support?
- As the child grows would the child be more the care giver than receiver? Would that not impact the self worth/ esteem of the parent?
- Would the situation improve if one of the parents did not have learning issues?
Many dyslexic people have been known to shine in the arts, creativity and lateral thinking. By that logic, they will make unconventional but good parents, won't they?
Also would they be more considerate parents given what they went through in childhood and probably still do?