This is very important, yet easier said than done.
Do not compare yourself to other Mom’s or Dad’s. Your lifestyle changed when you were gifted with a special needs child. This is a good thing! Your life has become better. You have been catapulted into seeing the deeper meaning of life. Embrace it. When you start comparing yourself to other parents–STOP! I know often it seems non-special need parents have it easier. When this thought creeps in, replace it with a positive thought. Ask yourself how life is better parenting a special need child. This is one thought I can share. My life is better with Tristan because I have more compassion and empathy for others. I can really relate to other special needs families. Now I will ask you to share. How is your life better because of a special needs child in your family?