EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS RELATIVE: If you’re a special needs parent, please read and share this

I want to be straight up and completely real here for a minute. Not that I do anything but that anyway. 😉

I love hearing from my readers, be it here or on Facebook, etc. Two of the things that I get asked quite a bit are the following.

How in the world do I maintain my sanity? How do I not run out of patience with my kids and their challenging behavior?

These questions are usually preempted by something like I only have one child with Autism or SPD or ADHD or Anxiety, and I struggle.


Something that’s really important to understand is that every single situation is different. Everyone is facing unique challenges, and we all have different thresholds for things.

I don’t have any super powers that prevents me from losing my mind while raising three boys with Autism, ADHD, Anxiety and fragile health on my own as a single Dad. I’m just as human as the next person, and I have my limits as well.

The thing with me is that I work very hard at understanding my limits, recognizing them and whenever possible, removing myself from the equation for a brief period when I feel myself reaching that threshold. That’s the biggest trick in my arsenal.

Writing about everything the way I do helps as well. It’s helped me to process everything, regain perspective and feel like I’m making something positive come out of a very challenging situation.

The other thing to keep in mind is that I’ve been doing this for a very long time. It’ll be 15 years as a special needs parent pretty soon.

I honestly don’t remember anything else.

I don’t remember what it’s like to not have to struggle with everything. I don’t even know what it’s like to cook one meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner and have everyone be able to eat it. As it stands, I typically prepare at least three different meals to feed everyone and often have to remake something over and over because of slight imperfections.

Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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You are a AMAZING Dad well done


Thank you very much


such a comforting and empowering post. Well done, Rob.


Thank you


This pretty much sums it up


Thank you for the encouragement! ♡
– Erin Marie

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