Raising a child brings about so many daily challenges. Being the parent of a differently abled child provides so many additional challenges for both the parents as well as the children.
As parents can often feel unsupported, it is crucial for our parents to be reminded of and informed the support systems available to them. What to do when they feel overwhelmed? Steps to take should they feel inundated and depressed.
Parents give so much to their children that they can sometimes forget to look after themselves. Regular support groups are essential and so valuable for families to be able to be able to discuss with like minded moms and dads in an open and welcoming environment. Valencia, from FAMSA, gave a presentation at Die Sterreweg, that offered information about depression and self care, reminding all of us of how important it is to look after ourselves.