Being a special needs parent can be overwhelming and frustrating. It’s not that we don’t love our kids, but it’s hard to be a caregiver, parent, and now for many of us, the primary educator and therapist day in and day out. Sometimes we get angry, and yell, or cry and it’s easy to feel guilty; to wonder if our kids know how much we love them, and how happy we are to care for and raise them, when we’re so often burnt out and exhausted. What can we can do as special needs parents to help our children become happy adults?
To find some answers, I reached out to my friend, Catholic author Emily DeArdo to share what she feels her parents did right in raising her as a child with epilepsy and Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
Read the rest at Accepting the Gift.