If you have one or more children with a disability your family life changed long before you ever had a diagnosis. While being a parent carries with it a certain amount of struggles and dynamics, parenting a child with special needs creates a unique situation that requires an extra level of strength, patience, determination, and courage.
You love your child, but at the same time are faced daily with the extra stress, emotion, and energy it requires to be an effective parent. It is easy for families to slip into a constant mode of crisis – just trying to make it from one day to the next.
If you feel like the struggles of parenting your child and maintaining a normal family life have gotten the best of you, know that you are not alone. Many families find themselves in the same situation at one point or another.
This sense of hopelessness or crisis can manifest itself in different ways:
As parents you are only able to help your children when you feel competent and emotionally regulated yourselves.
You can purchase the best treatments in the world, but without the ability to carry through with them and maintain a home environment that allows for everyone’s growth and emotional security, these treatments will be ineffective.
It is critically important for parents to be able to look beyond the child’s disability and create a family life that supports and nurtures everyone, including themselves.
We feel so strongly about this that we help parents and families work on the following as an initial part of the treatment process:
Contact our office to schedule a free 15-minute initial consultation to find out how our programs and services can meet your needs.