We all experience those days when bad things happen. Often, these bad events or outcomes are not in our control. But how can you stay positive when you're having such a day?

How to Stay Positive When You’re Having a Bad Day

Bad days. We all have them. But how can you stay positive when you’re having such a day? We all experience those days when bad things happen. The stock market crashes and our 401k just lost a significant amount of its value. A president or some other elected official makes an outrageous decision that infuriates […]

10 Important Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities. These lessons are universal, and they apply to anyone.

10 Lessons I Learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities – Part 10

    10. Real social change can only begin with the youngest people. When my daughter was born, I was introduced to the world of people with disabilities. The world of people who are different than others in their community and society. And it was a brutal awakening. Not because of the challenges and obstacles […]

10 Important Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities. These lessons are universal, and they apply to anyone.

10 Lessons I Learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities – Part 9

    9. Even the worst days last only 24 hours. There are days when everything seems to go wrong. When one bad thing follows another. We all have these days. As parents of a child with disabilities we have had, and continue to have days like these almost regularly. There are days of set-backs and […]

10 Important Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities. These lessons are universal, and they apply to anyone.

10 Lessons I Learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities – Part 8

Photo: Harel Menashri   8. Surround yourself with people and things that make you feel good. Raising a child with disabilities requires a lot energy, both physical and mental. It also takes a great deal of patience, and most of your attention. The first two years, when our daughter was at home all day, were […]

10 Important Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities. These lessons are universal, and they apply to anyone.

10 Lessons I Learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities – Part 7

  7. Don’t stress over the small stuff. We all have several issues, problems, and challenges in our daily life. Some are work related, others occur at home, and some are personal matters. Whatever they maybe these issues can be annoying, frustrating, and stressful. Furthermore, if we choose to deal with each and every issue […]

10 Important Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities. These lessons are universal, and they apply to anyone.

10 Lessons I Learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities – Part 6

  6. Focus on the present, be present.   Our past is an important part of our life. It’s what got us to where we are today. And yet, there is no point dwelling too much about the past. That’s already happened. There is nothing you can do to change it. Our main focus needs […]

10 Important Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities. These lessons are universal, and they apply to anyone.

10 Lessons I Learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities – Part 5

  5. Don’t worry about what you can’t control. When the doctors informed us that they found a defect in our baby’s brain we were shocked. Furthermore, we didn’t know anything about this rare defect, and its symptoms. The first thing we did was to search the internet for information, and learn about it as […]

10 Important Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities. These lessons are universal, and they apply to anyone.

10 Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities – Part 4

  4. The power of small wins. When you have a regular healthy child, you tend to take many things for granted. That he will walk; that she will talk; be increasingly independent over time, etc. Naturally, we set our expectations high, and define success accordingly. High grades in school; excellence in sports; higher education […]

10 Important Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities. These lessons are universal, and they apply to anyone.

10 Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities – Part 3

  3. Two are always better than one This seems obvious, and yet it’s worth reminding. I would have not been able to get through the past eight years if I didn’t have the true partnership, complete support, and love of my wife. We are truly a team of two. Raising a child with disabilities […]