It is different than in special education where you have no alternative. For the gifted, it is an issue that is not absolutely required.
Every family has their joys, stresses, and challenges, but when you have a child with Down syndrome, things look a little different. Besides juggling school, music lessons, sports, and jobs, you typically have a lot of extra visits with doctors and therapists in the mix.
Invite your friends and family to take part in caregiving. They can let you have a little time to yourself to walk, read a book, or just zone out for a while. A break, even a small one, can help you be a better parent and partner.
People want to help, but don’t always know how. A simple, “It’s hard to get a healthy dinner on the table with all these appointments,” opens a door and gives them ideas of what they can do.
And don’t be afraid to use it. Next time someone says, “Just let me know how I can help,” you’ll be ready.
Even if it’s just a small moment after the kids go to bed, friends can help you laugh and recharge after a long week.
Everyone needs a break. You might also think about seeing a therapist. They can help you work through your feelings and give you tools to handle everyday stresses.7. Take care of your health: Exercise and eat well, even when you feel burnt out. Try to make a plan and stick to it as best you can