If Moms Of Autistic Kids Are Supermoms, Why Are We So Tired?

If there’s anything I have learned while raising a child with autism, it’s how easy it is to constantly feel exhausted, burned out, and at the end of my rope. Raising an autistic child requires a lot from parents – physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, socially, and relationally. As a Mom of an autistic child, I thought perhaps other Moms were just doing it better and perhaps felt more put-together. I’ve since learned that because Moms handle the bulk of the daily demands, most (if not all) Moms of autistic children are tired and overwhelmed. This affects the whole family, and when you look at the reasons why, the burnout seems inevitable.