But, you can’t lose yourself in taking care of everyone else.You need to take care of yourself and have some fun to be happy!To begin, there is no strict or clear definition of what it means for a child to have “special needs.” Many people think of special needs as necessarily involving a serious or chronic medical condition.When it comes to these parents, it is clear that the additional demands on parents of chronically ill children cause stress that affects the whole family (Cousino and colleagues, 2013).When I divorced many years ago, I was fine with the idea of being alone with my kids for the rest of my life.I have three children – of which the oldest and youngest both have moderate autism.
“I think of romance as things that make sense and are logical.” However, she didn't know why until this year when, at the age of 31, when she was diagnosed with autism.
You encourage your child to do things doctors told you they would never do but you never gave up hope. Having sat in on several therapy sessions, I have been frustrated by what I thought was premature discharge from therapy on more than one occasion. 7) Make time to enjoy your kids We super parents tend to be fairly busy and often over scheduled.
You are a therapist, nurse, doctor, friend and confidante. Since then, I have grown, I have learned and I have come to understand. What I mean is that the best therapists find ways to make my son engage in challenging activities that he otherwise would have balked at, by making it a game that he wanted to play. After discharge from therapy, we sought extra curricular activities for my son that would offer therapeutic benefits. However, while everything on your calendar is important, it’s also important to make time to play, laugh, be silly and just enjoy your kids.
Having a special needs (SN) child brings with it many of the typical joys of parenting, but let’s not kid ourselves into believing that there aren’t major drawbacks for the parents.
As a psychologist and parent of a special needs child of my own, I have detected several negative effects which I’ll describe in detail below.