Caring for a child with a disability can be one of the most heart wrenching experiences a parent can go through, but at the same time can also be very rewarding. It is important to never undermine the stress faced on a daily basis by the parent caregiver of a disabled child. Every day tasks such as feeding, grooming, toileting and bedtime routines can be extremely challenging, especially if the child requires complex care. In some cases, the child may suffer from a lifelong disability which involves ongoing assistance with activities of daily living. This type of situation prohibits the child’s ability to grow into an independent person that takes care of their own needs. Therefore, a continuous caregiver is always needed and when the parent is the caregiver, this will dramatically change not only their life but the lives of the entire family as well. Especially when other children live in the home, they may feel like their needs are not being met or not enough time and attention is spent with them. Likewise the husband and wife relationship may suffer as one spouse spends a lot of time with the disabled child and not as much time in the relationship. Many people in this situation will no longer be able to work, as caring for the child may be a full-time responsibility.