After becoming a parent to a child with special healthcare needs, a lot changes. Some of these changes include your friendships and relationships with people outside of your home. You make some new friends, but sadly, some relationships don’t survive. In some cases, relationships can even become toxic. Here are some tips and suggestions for nurturing healthy relationships and what to do with those that are not.
Parents of children with special health care needs or disabilities can feel isolated and lonely. For many reasons, over time, close relationships can grow further and further apart. Until one day you realize you have become a total stranger.
Here are some tips to make sure that if this is a call you do have to make, everything goes as smooth as possible.
What happens if traditional respite doesn’t work for us? How do we, as caregivers, still find a way to recharge? Sometimes respite looks very different from one family to another.
Breast milk is liquid gold and everyone is aware of the many benefits it provides babies. There are a lot of moms that either can’t produce any, enough, or maybe their baby cannot tolerate breast milk. These moms are doing the best they can and we need to stop shaming moms for not breast feeding and support each other.