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Taking Care of Yourself When You Have a Child With Physical, Emotional, or Behavioral Problems

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Topic Overview

Being a parent of a child with physical, emotional, or behavioral problems can be exhausting. Try to take good care of your physical and emotional health. Doing so will help provide you with needed energy to care for your child with special needs.

Work with family and friends

Your family and friends may have concerns about your child. To address those concerns, you can:


Credits for Taking Care of Yourself When You Have a Child With Physical, Emotional, or Behavioral Problems

Current as of: September 20, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Louis Pellegrino MD - Developmental Pediatrics


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