Whether or not your child has special needs, being a parent isn’t for the faint of heart. Of course, the rewards vastly outnumber the challenges. But that doesn’t mean that we haven’t each had “one of those days:” a meltdown, a bad day at school or work, a frustrated conversation. In those moments, it can be easy to feel discouraged. In fact, I would venture that it’s even a natural, first reaction. However, if you’re having “one of those days,” I believe it is SO important not to stop there. Take a deep breath. Remember that each day you are giving all that you have, and striving to be the very best you can be. And that you are helping to do the same for your child.
There are ups and downs to each journey. Try to accept these days as “part of the ride,” and never get too hung up on a low point. In fact, I personally try to not focus too much on the high points, either. I find that I most cherish the average days in between.
Also know that whether it be a family member, friend, colleague, or even internet connection – you are never truly alone. Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone to get that pick-me-up in your time of need.
Any other great tips for getting through “those days?” I’d love to hear!