1. Gain acceptance of the disability or condition, the child with physical challenges and resulting personal reactions and emotions.
2. Become fully informed about the child's illness or disability and advocate for services at school and in the community.
3. Create a realistic plan to deal with the challenges of parenting a child with special health needs.
4. Parent the child with physical challenges to facilitate the achievement of a personal best level of independence, responsibility, social skills, and character.
5. Recognize and attend to the needs of the other relationships in the family.
6. Maintain a realistically optimistic outlook for the future of the child with physical challenges and the family.
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