Guilt is a very powerful thing, especially when it comes to special needs parenting. I think it’s pretty common to feel guilty for a whole lot of things, especially when it comes to our children.
It’s also pretty common to feel guilty about getting frustrated with them or overwhelmed by their behaviors.
I feel like many people, myself included, sometimes think that because our kids have disabilities or face challenges that make life a struggle at times, that as their parents, we should have an infinite amount of patience.
Feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, exhausted, angry or even resentful, is not something a parent should be ashamed of or feel guilty about. These feelings are natural and it doesn’t signify that you love your child any less.
Personally, I thinks it’s important to embrace these feelings and not ignore them. They are part of who we are and if we ignore them, it can be harder to keep these feelings in check.
At the end of the day, it matters more how we deal with what we feel than the simple fact that we feel them.
This is of course, only my opinion.
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