Any person experiences misery and distress
aspire to cope with. It is a human instinct to make great effort to struggle from the situation. People react to varied
demands to address the taxing event of life. The desire to be in control may
trigger to develop different coping mechanism that requires handling with
changes experienced by a person. People who encounter struggles in life look
for any possible mechanism to support everyday living. Adjustment to any situation
is essential to survive a certain burdensome situation.
birth of a child has a crucial effect on the family. The parents and the
siblings of the child experience various changes to adjust to the presence of
the new member. The birth of a child who has a disability has a severe impact
on the parental reactions and interruptions on the family’s daily routines.
The news that a child has the
possibility of being at risk from developmental disability is often among the
most terrifying information that parents will acquire. It is a distressing
situation to a family. The response of the parents to the diagnosis of the
child may differ widely depending on a range of factor such as: how parents
handle challenging situations, solidity of the marital relationship, the
parents’ expectations, social class and so on. Recurrent responses are
embarrassment, sorrow, rage and disbelief.
Notifying parents of the child’s
disability requires great sympathy and understanding. Having a child with
disability upset all members of the family but the acceptance of the child’s condition
is in part dependent on the parents’ reaction. If the parents are reasonably
optimistic about the child’s condition, the family will reflect their reaction.
On the other hand, if the parents are disappointed, the family is more likely
to react negatively to the child with disability.
Oftentimes, the family members of
child with disabilities take the burden of the unsympathetic comments and
insensitive reactions like apprehension, shock, dismay, rejection, shame, and
The most common routines that
families may require, the adjustments in the housing, parents’ career goal, the
household maintenance schedule, and even family