DS-ASD~ Mom, Take Care of Yourself
It’s May and the school year is almost done. This month is busy, and parents get pulled in many directions. Being a mom of a special needs child for 25 years, I know first hand the guilt associated with not doing or being enough for my family. My son Nick is 25 and has a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism (DS-ASD). Over the years, I’ve learned how to cope with the stress and guilt, which can be debilitating. You are no good to your family if you don’t take care of yourself.
My advice to moms out there is this- Cut yourself some slack and take care of yourself. Life is not perfect, none of us are; just let go of that notion.
Here is a blog I wrote a couple of years ago with 3 tips on how to take care of yourself:
You can’t pour from and empty cup, so remember to keep yours filled. Your family needs you at your best and you will have more to offer them. Make it a priority to carve out some time each day to take care of yourself.
That’s what is in my noggin this week!
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