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Please Help -- Parents of Special Kids Need Special Care Too

Part of loving your child is making time for yourself.

If you're a parent or caregiver of a child with autism, or one with complex special needs, you deserve a world of thanks. Special needs parenting can be incredibly challenging, and this is why the topic of parent self-care is so very important.

I believe that the more caring and loving you are to yourself, the more energy you have to be caring and loving to your child. It is too easy as a parent to completely neglect your own needs for the sake of your child. We've all done it, and it's a noble effort indeed, with the best of intentions. Unfortunately, this may work in the short run, but in the long run it too often creates burnout and heightened anxiety in both the parent and their special needs child.

So what are the steps to giving yourself the special care you need as the parent of a child with special needs?

1. Commit to giving yourself the same care you give to your child. You deserve it!

When you are raising a child with special needs, finding a moment to yourself can almost seem unreachable. We know. This is why it takes a very sincere commitment on yoru part to finding the time to practice self-care.

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