Thank you for stopping by for the final post in Different Dream’s series about stress, trauma, and PTSD in parents of kids with special needs. Rather tackling a new question, this post takes a look back at what was asked each week and provides links to all the posts.
Question: What’s the dividing line between trauma and PTSD
Answer: The Difference between Trauma and PTSD
Question: Can the stress of raising a child with PTSD result in a parent with PTSD? What other kinds of parenting trauma can lead to PTSD?
Answer: Can the Stress of Raising a Child with PTSD Result in a Parent with PTSD?
Question: Does the state of hypervigilance that special needs parents experience lead to PTSD or is it a symptom?
Answer: Hypervigilance as a Cause and Symptom of PTSD
Question: What are some tools or coping mechanisms when I feel anxiety building? What should I do when I find myself remembering the traumatic events that led to my PTSD?
Answer: Coping Mechanisms for Anxiety and Traumatic Memories
Question: What is an easy way to explain secondary PTSD to family and friends who think that it’s something that only people in the military suffer from?
Answer: How to Explain Secondary PTSD to Friends and Family
Question: How can I find balance in while raising a special needs child? It’s as if the special needs issues are screaming constantly but others are whispering at the same time. How can I deal with the whispers so I’m not just focused on the screaming special needs issues?
Answer: Finding Balance while Raising a Child with Special Needs
Question: How can I allow my child to move on without trauma, but remain aware of the physical issue is part of her DNA and continues to influence her life?
Answer: PTSD, Stress, and Moving On as Special Needs Parents
Question: What advice can you give single parents who have PTSD and do everything themselves with little outside help?
Answer: Single Parents, Special Needs, and PTSD
Question: When is it time for parents to find respite for kids with special needs?
Answer: Respite for Kids with Special Needs
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