How would you feel if a doctor told you that your child might not ever be able to tie their own shoelaces? My parents heard exactly that from a doctor, when I was three years old, and diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
It’s good to challenge ourselves and step out of our comfort zone. My mantra, as a volunteer coach with Special Olympics Singapore, is to be patient and caring. It takes time for athletes with intellectual disabilities to learn, develop and hone their skills.