Think saying “a disabled child” and “a child with a disability” are the same thing? They’re not.

Have you ever looked in the mirror and told yourself, “You’re so beautiful,” or “I love you?” This is a common exercise to improve self esteem. And it works! Because our language greatly affects how we think about ourselves and the world around us.

You know how powerful language is because you’ve thought about the language you use with your child. You know that the words you use affect how they see themselves and their world.