By Jan Baumel, M.S.
Flight attendants tell us: "In case of emergency, oxygen masks will drop from the overhead bin. For those traveling with small children, be sure to fasten your own mask before assisting your child."
For parents raising children who struggle in school, there are times when the daunting task of juggling day-to-day family responsibilities, work, and the special needs of kids with learning difficulties can feel totally overwhelming. Those are times when you need to take care of yourself first if you expect to be able to help your child.
Learn to ask others (spouse, family members, teachers, etc.) for support. Be specific about what you need, firm in your method of asking, and appreciative for what others do to help. This was one of the hardest things for one mom to do because she felt she needed to be "Super Mom." Don't feel guilty. No one can do it all!
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