We found out a week ago that she needs leg braces and we dont know for how long and to much more as to why just yet and shes needing pt on top of speech that she already does.. shes pretty upset about it all and she asking how is she gonna do her ju jituz and other activities... i dont knw what to say to her i tried to tell her it would be okay but shes almost 6 so shes upset and also afraid of getting picked on as thats already an issue
why does she need braces? I would definitely get a second oppinion... and then a third. Visit a chiropractor first, and see if there isn't some other therapy that can correct the issue. My sister wore a back brace for 7 years, had back surgery, then wore the brace for another two years... but later found out that this form of back problem can often be cured with exercise and chiropractic visits.
If you find out she just needs the braces, then she needs the braces. There are dolls that you can get that also have disabilities. Although some children may tease at first, generally, they will come to accept her differences. Speak with her teacher first. Is she in Kindergarten or 1st grade? The teacher might incorporate a unit on Special Needs in the classroom, pointing out that at some point in our lives, all of us may go through a period of special needs. If one child brakes his arm, he may need help writing his homework. If a child struggles with math, he may get a math tutor. Teasing is a form of bullying, and should not be tolerated in any classroom.
If your child continues to struggle in her school, perhaps you need to find another school.
Definitely get a second opinion and if that sounds too left field go for another. Sometimes we have to keep at it until our gut tells us it's the right thing. In the end if she needs. Races she just needs braces. As her father the thing she will need most from you is to Never have the desire to seek approval from any other child, boy or girl. Tell her how smart, talented and beautiful she is everyday and make sure she tells you how she feels so she can express her self. Keep up the good work with her !