Parenting children with special needs, learning disabilities, or mental health challenges can feel overwhelming at times.
Even in “normal times,” we struggle to make the best decisions for their needs, we worry about how they will fit in with others, we are anxious about what the future will bring, and so much more. And then times of change or challenge hit – a move, a school change, a health issue, or even a pandemic – and the struggles and stress seem to bury us.
There is hope.
Our guest, Sandra Peoples, is one of the leading voices in the special-needs community. Sandra and her husband Lee have two sons—David and James. James has level 3 autism. They live outside of Houston, TX where Lee is a pastor and Sandra serves as their church’s special-needs ministry director. Sandra also has a sister with Down syndrome which gives her a life-long perspective on being in a special-needs family. Most of all, she is a longtime friend and contributor to the ministry here at Million Praying Moms!
In this episode, Sandra addresses some of the most common challenges facing special-needs moms when things turn upside-down and gives practical, Christ-centered tips for dealing with:
- decision fatigue, as well as the related fear and guilt
- change in or loss of routine
- being stretched too thin and the effects on the whole family
Sandra also discusses her Everyday Prayers for the Special-Needs Mom group study within our Circle membership, which begins September 28th! Get your digital copy of the book FREE when you become a Circle member today for just $8/month! Circle members also get 20% off the paperback copies of all our prayer resources! Join now HERE.
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Links mentioned in this episode:
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- Sandra’s website
- Sandra’s podcast – Self Care and Soul Care for the Caregiver
- Speechless: Finding God’s Grace in My Son’s Autism
- Held: Learning to Live in God’s Grip
- Unexpected Blessings: The Joys and Possibilities of Life in a Special-Needs Family
- Everyday Prayers for the Special-Needs Mom