It's possible that I would have a greater chance of having abbreviated grief. If I my grief definition was or is: abbreviated- it is still a painful process
Ultimately respite for special needs children means someone else will take over caring for your child so you can take a well deserved break from caring responsibilities. The saying 'It takes a village to raise a child' is even more true for a special needs child.
As the parent of a child with a life-limiting illness, there are so many different ways to approach healthy living. Are we doing enough to be there always?
Supporting grief for children, especially your own children is hard-work. Children see death differently, depending on their age.
What would I tell myself at the beginning as a parent of a child with special needs? I wouldn't. I might handover a booklet to read when I was ready.
If you do find these extra few hours in your week or month, shouldn’t you be using them to spend more quality time with your family? The answer is no.