Parent well being
Whilst a child’s progress is our primary focus, we are also concerned for an interested in the wellbeing of parents we work with. After all, if parents do not have the energy for their children, how can they be of support.
Some signs of parental burn out we see are:
- a short temper
- disillusion with the progress of their child, and the child’s ability to make changes
- dislike of their child
- a feeling of helplessness and lack of control over their family situation
- apathy and flat mood
Where we see such indicators in a parent, we will often reach out to offer additional support.
This might look like
- scheduling in respite time where the parent can recuperate
- counselling sessions to explore adjustment, grief and stress related to diagnosis of their child
- increasing the number of regenerating activities in their life
- increasing their sense of mastery over the situation by looking at what can be changed/improved
If you are reading this as a parent, and feel that you might need some additional support, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org