The stages of special needs parenting.

I find it interesting that people associate the stages of special needs parenting with the same steps of those who are grieving a loss. Yes, I can see how there is a similarity.  But, I also see big differences. In death there is finality.  When parenting a special needs child, there is movement, change and then

Toxic encounters, draining converstations and the HOLIDAYS

As parents of special needs kids, we have the opportunity to interact with many individuals. People, put in our path, because of the special needs of our child. Doctors, therapists, and of course the general population with all their stares, questions and random questions.  All these interactions can impact our emotional stability. How are we supposed to