I had worked in my office job for over five years at the time, and I didn’t hate it by any measure of a doubt – (I’m still working there part time over ten years later), but something didn’t feel right. It didn’t click and make me feel like I had a purpose.
As tough as it is, it’s important to help them adjust before, or at the same time, as we ourselves are doing. They must learn this skill from us too. The ability to cope with emotional pain is crucial to help them adapt to change.
The range of emotions parents feel in relation to having a disabled child can be confusing, paradoxical and change in response to their environment, often all in the same day. As one parent said ‘it’s a rollercoaster’.