This might be more confessional than instructional, but here are my thoughts as the parent of two different special needs kids.
I was asked to do a podcast giving advice to parents of special needs kids, that went something beyond “cut yourself some slack”. After spending 20 minutes talking about my own experiences, maybe I can can offer double the wisdom:
You are not alone.
Cut yourself some slack.
If you’re a special needs parent, or friends with someone who is, I pray this podcast offers some kind of encouragement, even if it’s “at least I’m not as bad as THAT guy!”