Six Tips to Help Fathers throughout the Year
Six Tips to Help Fathers Throughout the Year
Raising a child with a disability, while managing work and family responsibilities is no easy task for even the most dedicated parent.
“Fathering a special needs child requires inner strength, patience and extraordinary love for one’s son or daughter. Often times, these amazing dads are overlooked for their contributions,” said Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC and author of The Autism Parents’ Guide To Reclaiming Your Life. “So, on this special day, let’s acknowledge those who give so much of themselves.”
Fathers can apply these simple tips to have a wonderful Father’s Day and throughout the year.
- Manage your health. It’s important to take care of yourself, especially with everything on your plate. Make time to eat properly, get at least six hours of sleep and exercise. Hitting the gym is an effective way to work off stress and stay fit. A simple walk around the neighborhood can clear your mind.
- Be yourself. Don’t allow your child’s disability to define you. Like any parent, much of your life is going to be centered on your children, but that doesn’t mean you should completely abandon the hobbies, events, and activities you enjoy doing. Keep in touch with friends and family.
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