As Americans it is clear that we value and admire that independent, cowboy, “can-do” spirit. Independence is always high on the list of things that we want for ourselves and our children.
Asking FOR help
Asking for help is an emotionally loaded act, but one that I HIGHLY recommend. As a mom of a young adult with a disability I have found that asking for help has been one of the best and most productive things that I have done over the years. Mom’s often have the desire to be seen as the “supermom”, able to take on any challenge, solve any problem with her own creativity and determination. The benefits that I have seen from asking for help have not only been getting assistance with a particular issue or problem, but I have as a result become connected to people and a community that has made my life better and richer in many ways. In asking for help, whether it be a small short term problem, be specific in your request and be willing to participate in the process in whatever way you can.
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