Being a parent can be tough, but it becomes even more difficult when our children are diagnosed with a chronic illness or disability. It is normal to go through a wide range of emotions including denial, anger, frustration, guilt, resentment, depression, and fear. These are all natural feelings.
Often parents feel alone and helpless, as they have never experienced anything similar in their lives.
During this unbelievably stressful time parents must also learn how to cope with their own feelings and stressors.
Learning to take care of your own needs will determine how you are most able to effectively help your children.