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The Pressure To Act Happy When Your Child Has Special Needs 14

Parents of children with disabilities can feel pressure to keep up appearances in front of able-bodied families. Heather Lanier joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the personal struggles she faces parenting her daughter, a child with a very rare genetic disorder, while navigating a world that expects parents to raise high-achieving children. Her essay published by Longreads is “Out There I Have to Smile.”