For some parents, this sites editor included, the phone call, letter home, or parent-teacher conference when you were told "your child is different" can be the first indication that the child (and perhaps the parents themselves) may need extra help.
That’s why we are here.
We have all been where you are today and the good news is we survived! You have a wonderful child and we are going to help you make sure that they have the best childhood possible. Whatever your child has done, we’ve seen it before!
Other people who have been where you are now include the parents of:
* Michael Phelps * Justin Timberlake * Jamie Oliver * Richard Branson *
WIMS (Walk In My Shoes) is committed to providing information, education and support to the parents of children with different learning needs and other challenges in Shanghai.
Things we can do:
Provide you with a buddy to navigate schools and therapists via our P2P (parent to parent) support.
Meet about four times a year as a parent support group, providing an opportunity to share in a supportive and non judgemental setting.
Faciliate your introduction to service providers at meetings occasionally (See "Meeting Dates" section for more details).
Provide parents with information/resources from other parents
Provide the opportunity for parents to develop a support network
Provide the opportunity for parents to plan parent/child/family group activities
During these meetings, you will have the opportunity to connect with other parents who are/have experienced similar feelings and concerns related to their child's specific needs. It is hoped that parents will identify areas of interest/themes which we can pass onto service providers to arrange future talks on these topics. New ideas are always welcome.
The website is a first step in providing links to national associations and other groups. Some pages have real-life "parent stories", which may resonate with your situation and be of some assistance. If you would be willing to write a parent story please email/call us, details can be found in the "Contact Us" section.
Referrals and links to other sites.
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