Health and Wellness

Caregivers' Circle

Stephanie Erickson

Caregivers’ Circle – How to Balance Caregiving for a Child with Special Needs AND the Needs of Your Other Children

Being a parent is not easy.  When your child has special needs, whether it is a developmental or intellectual disability, a mental health diagnosis, or a physical disability, parenting demands can be even more stressful and overwhelming.  If there are other children in the home that don’t have special needs, parents tend to feel guilty that they are sacrificing or pushing aside the needs of one child for another.  So how can we balance this delicate situation?  Tune in to hear Laura Weitzman, coordinator of special education services at Jewish Family Services Central New Jersey discuss the range of emotional and behavioural responses of all family members and how to successfully strike a comfortable balance in which all family members’ needs are met.

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