Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sibshop Helps Children with Disabled Siblings

The Pervasive Parenting Sibshop, which offers help to children who must deal with the stress of having a sibling with a disability, will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20 at D and D Counseling 3111B N. Broadway in Poteau.

Meetings are held monthly throughout the area, and are open to children ages 6 to 15. This is a free service and is open to siblings of children with any disability.

The children participate in games, crafts, and other activities throughout the day. This month the children will be viewing a movie. They are also served lunch, and get to socialize with other children who are going through similar issues.

The games are designed to be fun as well as allow them to open up about the problems they may have at home. It also gives them a chance to see the positive sides of having a sibling with a disability.

Sibshop is a national program created by Don Meyer as part of the Sibling Support Project. There are currently 340 Sibshops in eight countries. For more information contact Kodey Toney @ 918-658-5076 or ktoney@pervasiveparentingcenter.org.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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