- Make an effort to spend one-on-one time with your child and encourage them to express their feelings.
- Give them information about their sibling’s different needs.
- Teach them coping strategies and encourage them to seek social support.
- Don’t burden them with too much responsibility.
You may find listening to this siblings workshop provides you with some helpful tips on supporting your child. It features Marie Deni, an experienced siblings group leader. Marie provides valuable strategies you can use to support your child or children who don’t have disabilities. Lucy Scott joins the discussion and adds her perspective on growing up with a brother with a disability and how it impacted her. This workshop was a part of our Meet the Experts Series. Find out about upcoming expert presentations or workshops on our events calendar, or by signing up to our newsletter.