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Thinking about the future

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HealthWiki > Helping Children Who Are Blind > Chapter 17: As Your Child Gets Older > Thinking about the future

Your child may only be 5 years old now, but soon he will be a big boy, and someday he will be a grown man. You can help your child set high goals for himself. He can grow up to be an independent adult. Help him see himself as capable, and have a realistic attitude about his blindness. Blind adults learn many skills. They work, get married, have children, and are good parents.

a man holding a child while speaking to an older woman.
Remember when I was Tam’s age, mama? You worried so much about me. Look at me now.