A parent with a special-needs child has the daily challenge of resisting curling up into the fetal position and partaking in self-pity. A parent who has a special-needs child and also lacks any of A-D will fail at that task more often.
A) A supportive spouse B) Financial means to get their child the help they need C) A non judgmental, supportive network of friends and family D) The time and means to refill their own cup
Please go easy on yourselves moms and dads, it's hard! Empty what you can from your plate, and surround yourself with people who make you feel good, not bad. You're not alone!