Or why other parents of kids with special needs laugh at those inappropriate remarks like it’s an inside joke? Here are 15 possible reasons to explain the mysterious behaviors of some special needs parents. Already changed the sheets twice before 7am and cleaned excrement from some very creative and almost-inaccessible places. The medication is necessary for a life-threatening condition, so not refilling is not an option. Just learned that the “zero tolerance for bullying” policy at school is actually a “we tolerate bullying unless your speech-impaired child gives us a name” policy. Sent three polite, respectful e-mails so far today to the school team.

All the remote controls in the house, including the garage door opener, have either been destroyed or have disappeared. A person with good intentions said, “G-d chose you to be his parent because of your patience.” 12.

Have you ever wondered why parents of kids with special needs always seem to be so cranky? Another person with good intentions said, “G-d only gives us what we can handle.” 13.

I am currently in a relationship with a great man who has kids of his own.

My dilemma is that one of his children is special needs (autistic) and will likely never live independently, only possibly in a group home as a young adult in his 20s.

Doing so before you've even determined for yourself that this will be a long-term relationship is unfair to the kids.

And in the event that the relationship doesn't last, parting ways could potentially be as painful for them as your initial separation or divorce from your ex.

We have made wonderful friends and have found—and I hope provided—a great deal of support within each of these.

I just have to pop onto one of my Facebook groups and I’m immediately reminded, I’m not alone. We are placed in a position of caring for others nearly constantly. Try to shift your thinking, maybe there was a good reason you missed that appointment, that you were sure was on Tuesday but apparently was on Monday.

Darla Clayton, Psy D, The Mobility Resource 1) You are not alone.

There may not be anyone else with the same constellation of symptoms as your child but there are people with similar challenges. I have never met anyone with all of these same challenges as my kid but I have a strong network within each separate diagnosis.

So feel a bit like a fish out of water at the moment and about to dip my toe back into the mummy pool again. Now the big kids are so independent life's changing shape and we're looking for some more friends to play with.

I have an amazing partner and a great job as a counsellor and play therapist. We live rurally, nearish Chew Magna are a little bit hippy, my daughter will cringe.

Just moved to the area and would love to meet some mums to be Jambo which means hello in swahili. I have two children aged nine year and twelve year. We enjoy outdoors, making stuff and growing things My name is emily and I have a beautiful two and a half year old daughter who has recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.