We at AFB are tremendously thankful for you and your dedication, parents and family members of children with visual impairments.
Our entire community wants your child to develop into one who pursues his goals and interests, and who is well engaged with a community of mutually beneficial relationships.
We know you, parents and family members, have the greatest impact on your children developing into such an individual.
And like always, we want to support you with resources for your journey.
I hope you have ample time off from work this week and can enjoy your family to the fullest. Perhaps this week can be filled with intentional memories in the making, many peaceful moments and even enjoyable bustling ones.
Make the Most of Thanksgiving
To make the most of this Thanksgiving week, you may want to peruse the following:
- Be Thankful: Emily Coleman reminds us to enjoy our children, even though parenting is a complicated and tiring adventure.
- A Survival Guide for the Holidays When You Have a Child Who Prefers Calm: We may need to implement strategies to decrease stress this week.
- Sharing the Holidays with Your Child Who Is Visually Impaired: Learn how to include your child into holiday traditions in ways that are meaningful and enjoyable to your child.
- Imparting the Discipline of Gratitude to Your Child Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired: Children with visual impairments often receive much help and must learn to notice and appreciate others, as well as intentionally provide assistance to others.
- Encourage Your Child Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired to Get Curious About Careers: If you spend Thanksgiving with family or close friends, your child can informally interview them about careers.
- Enlist the Help of Your Child Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired with Your Thanksgiving Meal Preparation: Don’t panic! I’m not suggesting you have "helpers" on Thanksgiving Day, but to invite your child to prepare one meal ahead of time and with your assistance. Your child will learn cooking skills and be a contributing family member.
Happy Thanksgiving week to you and yours!