Its OK to say you need a break
It can be hard to take a break from caring for your child. But it’s good for you, your family and your child.
Caring can be stressful and emotionally and physically tiring. Taking a break gives you the chance to recharge and look after yourself. For example, you could, meet friends, go out for dinner with your partner, get an uninterrupted night’s sleep once a week.
Taking a break can also give you a chance to spend time with your partner or other children.
Respite care is also a break for your child. Your child can have a change from her usual routine and do something different. This can help her develop new skills and some independence.