“Hands down, parenting is the hardest job I’ve ever had in my life. I don’t always know what I’m doing or if I’m saying the right thing. I question my judgment, I question my experience, and I question if other parents are struggling in the ways I am, too. I know I have the theoretical knowledge about how to parent, but when it comes to my own children, my emotions cloud my judgment — so what I should know, I don’t use.
As parents of children with disabilities, we all deal with “burning out”, struggling to find balance, or being unsure how to best support our child. In today’s blog, Dr. Liz Matheis discusses the shared stressors of parents who have children with disabilities.