The Isolation I Feel as I Parent Kids With Disabilities




By Laura McLean in The Mighty.

Raising children with disabilities can be challenging and rewarding, often within the same day — or even hour.

Our emotions as parents are complicated. We can simultaneously feel like giving up and also be ready to go to the ends of the earth for our children.

We experience high highs and low lows. We fight battles for our kids to get them services, appointments, accommodations, understanding and acceptance.

We often fail and feel hopeless. Yet the littlest bit of progress sparks intense pride and joy.

There is no textbook for parenting a child with disabilities. We are left to navigate this journey without clear instructions.


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