This is no surprise to me! Being an adult with a disability can make simple everyday things stressful – for a child it’s the parents that have to deal with the stresses.
A major new study published by Scope last week revealed that many parents of disabled children are suffering from extreme stress and isolation. As many as 80 per cent said they felt frustrated, stressed and exhausted.
Talking to other parents in the same position, can not only provide much-needed emotional support, it can be a really useful way of picking up practical advice and ideas, which is why we have created the tips feature in our new online community.
Below are a selection of stress-busting ideas we’ve picked out from the tips. We’d love to hear yours too, so please add them to the comments box below!
It’s ok to ask for help
Friends and family are often very happy to help, but don’t know unless you tell them. Draw up a list of suggestions you can use to ask friends and family for help, for example school runs, baking birthday cakes…
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