Starting home health services is sometimes an emotional process because, as parents, we believe that we can care for our child better than anyone and that we should be the one caring for them. However, some of us need help because of the complexity of our child’s needs.
Most people have 5 years to prepare for their child to enter kindergarten. If your child needs special education, you are thrown into the school system when your child is only 3. What should you expect, and how can you prepare?
Having another baby after having a child with special health care needs is a huge decision. Each person needs to focus on what is best for their families and not what everyone else thinks. The only people that matter when making that choice is you and your partner.
No one knows the right things to say, or not say, to a person after they have lost a child. I have been there myself, and when lost for words, we all go with the only thing we know to say, “I am so sorry for your loss.”