Websites blogs: an analysis of parenting a child with special needs challenges

Abstract

Blogs are online published materials or journals where different community members can express, communicate, and share their news and experiences through posting photos, videos, and audios. This article investigates website blogs that were authored by parents of children with special needs (SN), from the last five years (2014 – 2019) and analyzes the challenges parents encounter which are related to social life experiences and the way they feel when facing these challenges. The collected data were processed with the WebQDA software and analyzed by Content Analysis. We could see that all parents, regardless of their kids’ special needs, face challenges related to accessibility, child’s characteristics, people’s reactions, and child with SN behaviors, and experience a lot of positive and negative feelings when they’re dealing with these challenges.

Keywords: Parenting, Special Needs, social life challenges, website blogs

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 19-33 (Download PDF)

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