Self-Care for Autism Parents: 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

Talk to someone who understands

Sometimes, simply asking for help is all you may need. You may be feeling agitated, lost or sad and sharing these feelings with a friend or family member can help you get through the tough times. Other times, despite your best effort to prevent or manage parental stress, things spiral out of control and it becomes too much for you to deal with on your own or with your support system. In such instances, you may consider taking to a physiatrist, physiologist or even a counselor. Each in their own way is suited to assist you to find answers to problems, without judging you. Their job is to give you time to talk, cry, yell or just ponder. So when you recognize that you are feeling overwhelmed, take action. It is entirely up to you to seek any type of help you need.