Posts tagged with: special needs

Parenting an autistic child

Here’s a very interesting article that is worth reading about  parenting an autistic child

Several great points are made and some pretty good information.

One of the hardest things about having a child with special needs – for me at least – is switching back and forth between my two daughters who have no special needs and my son who does.

I find that I’m either too lenient with one while being too hard on the other, or I just get frustrated and make the situation worse because I don’t take a moment to stop and think before I speak.

How does a parent dealing with special needs take a break?

Often caring for a child with special needs is a 24/7 job and most parents don’t get a break, a day off or even a quiet moment for themselves.

So what ways do you get a break, or find a moment of peace in the midst of chaos?

Because my son’s special needs don’t require constant vigilance, I am interested in how parents of children with more severe needs deal with the stress.

What do you do?