Module 1 The Journey of Mothers

Balanced Phase

After some time in the Disability Focused Phase, and successful acquisition of the knowledge and skills needed to assist their child, mothers may move into a ‘balanced’ stage where the mother can re-focus on her own goals, other family issues and resume routines and interests around all family members.

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Most parents shift from a ‘disability’ focus to a balanced or family focused phase when their child is at school, or later. At this time, the mother may re-connect with friends, resume work and spend more time with a partner and other children. Conversations include other more diverse topics.

Mothers know when they are in the balanced phase!

Entry last updated 10 February, 2020