Help your child learn self-advocacy skills
Self-Advocacy is learning how to speak up for yourself, making your own decisions about your own life, learning how to get information so that you can understand things that are of interest to you, finding out who will support you in your journey, knowing your rights and responsibilities, problem solving, listening and learning, reaching out to others when you need help and friendship, and learning about self-determination.
How can I help my child learn to advocate for him or herself?
Family Connect: Teaching Your Child About Self-Advocacy
Even though this article is written for families of children with visual impairments, the steps and suggestions apply to all children who are learning about self-advocacy.