Parenting disabled children vs. nondisabled children

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Parenting disabled children vs. nondisabled children

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I don't think that having a child with disabilities, and then having a second child that is neurotypically developing -- I say, neurotypically developing, normal, is what I mean. I don't think that makes me -- I don't think I've acted differently from one way to the other. I think it has made me a better father. I would be doing both a disservice if I were to favor or change my parental approach. They are still kids. I think that when my younger daughter sees that I treat them both the same way, they both have to follow the same rules; it makes things a lot easier.

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Nick Kokotakis is a native New Yorker living in Los Angeles. He has two daughters age 9 ½ and 21, one of whom is disabled. An actor and photographer, Nick also enjoys hockey and kickboxing – but he swears he’s not a violent person! 

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