There are endless challenges of being a parent of a kid with a disability. If I have to brief down some of them, they are:
- Learning about the disability.
- Coping and understanding the emotional and physical demands for the kid with disability.
- Paying for medical bills and interventions that are not typically covered under health insurance or school systems.
- Researching, finding and getting access to effective resources and treatment.
- Getting the innumerable health appointments with therapists, medical providers, advocates and others.
As you can see, there are many initiatives parents need to take for ensuring proper child bran development for their kids. I haven’t even scratched the surface. Parents of disabled kids are often exhausted and feel depressed. Parenting anyway depletes any parents' self-care time, with children who have special needs, it gets more difficult. For being able to keep up with the demands of raising a special kid, it is important the parents also take greater care of themselves. Some useful tips for overcoming these challenges can be:
- Joining local support groups.
- Reading child brain development books.
- Joining internet discussions and online parenting support groups.
- Considering parent therapy or couple therapy too for helping you keep your peace of mind.