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Parents Create Memories for Siblings of Special Needs Kids

posted Apr 29, 2012, 10:42 PM by Elizabeth Batson   [ updated Apr 29, 2012, 10:51 PM ]

In a recent workshop on juggling the needs of your family, I put up a slide that said,
 "Create Memories of Good Times".

Every part of that message is important.

Create Good Times: Sometimes the good times just happen, but more often someone has to do some planning, organizing or juggling to create the opportunity for something good to happen.

Create Memories: Thousands of events happen to us every day but we only remember a few. For a memory to be created, we first have to notice what is happening. When you see people in your family having a good time, call it to their attention, help them to take notice so that the event is recorded in their long term memory.

(Remember) Memories: For memories to have existence, they have to be recalled or remembered. Each time a memory is recalled, it becomes stronger and easier to remember next time.
Make it a habit to remind your family of the good times