The Most Supportive Facebook Groups for Parenting High Needs Children
First of all, you might be wondering what a “High Needs Child” is in the first place. I am not even sure if it is an official term or just one I have coined to describe my children and the needs I have as a parent. You see, I have a child that I love and adore. I see all his awesomeness and his greatness, yet I struggle to help him show the rest of the world just how awesome he can be. He needs me a lot. He needs a of help and support to be the best and honestly I need a lot of help to be the best parent I can to him.
I often find myself feeling guilty when I say I am a “special needs parent” because while I know that is where I fit in and that my child’s needs are special and different than the typical support given to most children, I just don’t feel worthy of the title (but that is a rant for a whole other day).
To me, parenting a high needs child encompasses the gammet of behaviors and needs a child has that might not really fall into any one category and yet make parenting a little more difficult then you ever thought it was going to be. This could include children with multiple official diagnosis or it could just mean you have a strong willed child. Whatever the case, this term is not meant to divide, it is meant to help others find their way when they feel like they just can’t go any more.
Here are some of the places I find myself when I am at a loss for how to help my child.
Note: all of these groups are CLOSED Facebook groups. This means your friends and family can see you are IN the group BUT they CANNOT see WHAT YOU POST.
Parenting Children with Sensory Needs Facebook Support Groups
Parenting Children with Anxiety Facebook Support Groups
Parenting Children with Anger Facebook Support Groups
Parenting Children with Autism or Similar Needs Facebook Support Groups
Hyperlexia + Autism Support – And Next Comes L
Parenting Children with Gifted and/or Twice Exceptional Qualities
Parenting Facebook Support Groups for the Imperfect Parent
The Stop Yelling Challenge from Dirt and Boogers
The Daily Gratitude Challenge
The World’s Okayest Parents
From the Mouths of Moms with B-Inspired Mama
The Neighborhood, Imperfect Families
Extremely Good Parenting Hideout
I know there are many I am forgetting. I know this list is overwhelming. I wanted to start the list, so you could have a starting point. I would love to add to the list as time goes on, and I would love to help you find your army. Goodness knows, we all need it some days!
For Support and Resources:
Sensory Processing 101
Must Follow Sensory Blogs
Must Follow Parenting Blogs
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Great list! Would love to add our Facebook groups to the list for parents struggling with high need kiddos 0-5…https://www.facebook.com/groups/590584951022730/ (high need baby group) and https://www.facebook.com/groups/422937147844151/ (high need toddler/preschooler group).
A good facebook page for this is https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBTeamLITB/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf It’s called The B Team. Check it out.
Two parenting communities fb groups
Thriving Parents Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThrivingParents/
Society of Nimble Parents ( mine) : https://www.facebook.com/groups/892382310872728/
Thank you for sharing.
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I run a group called “The Healing Tree” we’re a family oriented group. Over 1k members, and we don’t bash one another nor pass judgement. We all deal with the same stressful life and we all need to be validated and I do live feeds which members pick the topic
We also have professionals on our admin team. Which is a bonus.. speical need advocate, therapist, foster parents, law majors, teachers..
I have a friend who is a mother, she is currently in need of in need of some help and support . She is a mother of 6 children, all birthed here in the United States though she is a native of Liberia, a small country in Africa. She’s currently facing Deportation and is forced to take her children or leave them here to the foster system. Can you help?
To Lynn about The Healing Tree. Can you put a link? Most of my search hits are medical marijuana dispensaries!
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love the content! looking fwd to digging deeper & sharing
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