As you journey down the path of parenting a child with special educational needs, it is important to be aware that having a child with special needs affects not only the parents. It also affects other siblings in the family. The siblings often develop many good qualities like patience, compassion, empathy and loyalty. However, they may also feel a lack of attention from parents due to their sibling with special needs, which can manifest into resentment, jealousy, and undesirable behaviours. Being conscious of the needs of each child in the family gives each of them the opportunity to grow in a healthy and supportive family environment.