"You can't pour from an empty cup" goes the oft-touted expression for self care. But for many parents – especially parents of children with special needs – carving out time to replenish energy and wellness levels can be inherently complicated, given there are so many variables to account for.
But by simplifying some ways to check in with yourself, you can integrate it into the happy chaos of your everyday life. Here are five ways to make time for your mental health – and make sure your cup is constantly replenished!
Traveling can be a lot of things, including exciting and fun. For some people, though, leaving town means dealing with increased anxiety. If you feel nervous or out of sorts before a trip, you might have vacation anxiety.
Fortunately, there are ways to manage your symptoms so you can make the most of your travels.
Whether you’re an adult on the spectrum, or your child has autism, having a few strategies in the back of your mind may help you deal with meltdowns before they get out of hand. Here are our best tips for minimizing meltdowns and soothing yourself or your child when you feel a meltdown coming on.