Dating special needs kids
In other words, I try not to treat my kids like my clients!
I often hear people reciting the Einstein quote about the definition of insanity (doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result), and I believe this definition helps to explain one of the central challenges of having SN kids.
If you think it’s draining to meet the needs of a child who has such a vast arsenal of needs, imagine how you’d feel if at least half of your attempts to make that child happy were to end in tears—the child’s visible, yours hidden.
When people talk about how some children are draining, I always cringe because it feels critical and selfish.
When you are a working adult without kids, you have the ability to come home after work and unwind.
When you work and come home to kids, there’s always work to do.