Stress is something that everyone suffers from at times.
We all know that being a parent is stressful
But being a parent to a child with special needs can be especially stressful
All the appointments, the having to do things a specific way to prevent meltdown or help them cope, not being able to do the most normal of things. Reports which just emphasise how much your child struggles, school meetings, and then trying to lead a normal life as well, working, looking after the house.
These are all stressful, I know from personal experience that the stress that comes with having a child with additional needs can leave you feeling exhausted and strung out, it can bring you to tears, and it can really put you right on the edge of sanity at times.
Which is why it is so important that you take some time for you.
That you put yourself first sometimes to, remember that if you don’t look after yourself then you won’t be in a fit state to look after anyone else.
That you have someone to talk to, or a way to let other people know what you are feeling, a way to connect with other parents that are going through the same things that you are going through.
There is a huge community out there of people that are going through it, that know exactly how it feels, there really is no need to feel like you are on your own.
Talk about things, the reason I started this blog was because I had noone to talk to, noone who understood and the friends I have with ‘normal’ kids really didn’t get it, why would they, they don’t live with it everyday.
If you really don’t have anyone, feel free to comment on here, send me a message on my contact me form or send me a tweet, I will reply to you, I do get it, I know its not easy