10 New Year’s Resolutions for Parents of Special Needs Children

  1. I will take more time for myself because I recognize that if I am not at my best, I cannot be the best parent possible.
  2. I will celebrate as many small achievements throughout the year as I can observe.
  3. I will schedule some “normal” activities that get my entire family out into the community.
  4. I will contact at least one of my political representatives and share a personal story with them and let them know what services are critical for my family.
  5. I will help two other families by sharing stories, information, and recommendations with them.
  6. I will take three deep breaths before reacting when our family encounters ignorance in a store, at a restaurant, or elsewhere in the community.
  7. I will get more comfortable with asking others for help.
  8. I will try to make it easier for others who want to help us to do so in a manner that will be welcomed by our family.
  9. I will find two new sources of trusted information to assist me with my activities or my family with our special challenges.
  10. I will hug and kiss my children every day.

Implement as many of these resolutions as you can. However, if you can only do one, make it #10.

These recommendations are provided solely as a reference and are not intended to replace counseling from qualified professionals.  Please contact Oak Wealth Advisors if you would like more information about our services.

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