1 hr 3 min

Parenting a Child with Special Needs (Valerie Cantella, Part 2‪)‬ On the Front Porch - with The Rural Housewives

    • Relationships

"You are not broken, you are not less-than. Give yourself grace, you are doing the best you can."

In this incredible episode, Valerie Cantella shares what it was like to adopt her sweet baby girl and the process of adopting a child from Russia at the time.

Unbeknownst to Valerie, she had just committed to one of her greatest challenges - parenting a child with special needs.

Valerie shares with us the truth about how she  reacted when she first started to discover her daughters unique conditions and the ways that nurturing her daughter impacted her marriage, her relationship with her first born, and her everyday life.

She honestly shares what her worries for her baby girl were (and are) throughout her upbringing and even now as her daughter is gaining independence and stepping out into the world.

We talk about the biggest misunderstandings we have when it comes to children with special needs and what Valerie would like us all to know and understand about a special need child (PLUS  what we should teach our own children about children with special needs!)

Last but not least, Valerie shares her encouragement to parents - all parents, and especially those who have a child who requires extra time, attention, resources, and energy.

You can do this, mama. Join us for this life-giving conversation with our friend Valerie!

Where to find Valerie: https://valeriecantella.com

Follow us on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/theruralhousewives/

Join us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/theruralhousewives
Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/theruralhousewives/

Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/theruralhousewives

"You are not broken, you are not less-than. Give yourself grace, you are doing the best you can."

In this incredible episode, Valerie Cantella shares what it was like to adopt her sweet baby girl and the process of adopting a child from Russia at the time.

Unbeknownst to Valerie, she had just committed to one of her greatest challenges - parenting a child with special needs.

Valerie shares with us the truth about how she  reacted when she first started to discover her daughters unique conditions and the ways that nurturing her daughter impacted her marriage, her relationship with her first born, and her everyday life.

She honestly shares what her worries for her baby girl were (and are) throughout her upbringing and even now as her daughter is gaining independence and stepping out into the world.

We talk about the biggest misunderstandings we have when it comes to children with special needs and what Valerie would like us all to know and understand about a special need child (PLUS  what we should teach our own children about children with special needs!)

Last but not least, Valerie shares her encouragement to parents - all parents, and especially those who have a child who requires extra time, attention, resources, and energy.

You can do this, mama. Join us for this life-giving conversation with our friend Valerie!

Where to find Valerie: https://valeriecantella.com

Follow us on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/theruralhousewives/

Join us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/theruralhousewives
Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/theruralhousewives/

Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/theruralhousewives

1 hr 3 min