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Special needs children are a blessing

HONG KONG (SE): A sharing about personal experiences with children with special needs saw a series of speakers describe them as a great blessing in a family.
During an afternoon held at the Caritas Institute of Higher Education in Tiu Keng Leng on May 7, Tommy Yim Lap-pun emphasised that he had come to believe that a good relationship between parent and child is of far more importance than success in society.

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A refund should not hurt that much

As a parent of a child with special needs, I know that fighting depression is a constant battle.

I am also aware I must be constantly on guard with myself, as it is easy to harm the child amidst the ongoing struggle with anger and frustration.

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Parents can have special needs too

A 60-year-old father of an autistic teenager chopped his son to death after he fought with his schoolmates in June 2014. The father was sentenced to four years imprisonment on August 11 after admitting to voluntary manslaughter.

His brutal and uncontrolled response to pressure highlights the high incidence rate of deep depression suffered by parents or the carers of such children, which is often ignored by others, even the parents themselves.