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?
The family budget: Today I invited Heather Cox, to share some of her tips and tricks. Heather & Arianna Cox Heather is Mum to two beautiful girls, including Ari who has Sotos Syndrome a rare genetic condition. She started Arianna's Army and is one of the founding members of the Sotos Syndrome Australasia Association. Managing … Continue reading Managing a Family Budget as a Parent of a Child with a Disability
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.
As a carer, I am often stretched beyond my imaging. But would I know when I had reached my limits? During the bushfires, I learned that answer.
My friends compare this community to the Hunger Games. Our 'unlucky' drawcard landed us together. We need our community & the odds to ever be in our favour.