A Special Sitter provides a sense of peace and hope into families with special needs members by providing professional in-home care services.
As one parent put it, “Families need an uncomplicated, easily accessible means of arranging respite care to suit their wants and needs. When a potential pleasure becomes more trouble than it’s worth, then I give it up. I always measure the event against the complications involved in making it happen.
Time off is no relaxation if I spend the entire time worrying if the kids are OK. I can’t enjoy myself if I think they are unhappy, and certainly I can’t relax if I’m not confident about the reliability of the person watching my children.
I think many professionals are under the misconception that time away from the cares of rearing a child with a disability is what I need to maintain my sanity. I need much more than time—I need the security that comes from knowing that the person I’ve left my son with is as capable as I am of providing for his needs.
You simply can’t relax and enjoy yourself and worry at the same time. It’s peace of mind I need — not just time.”