This is a personal subject, but I know there are other parents out there that are raising children with special needs. I know how difficult it can be to work outside the home when raising at least one child with special needs.
I thought I’d bring up the subject that probably a lot of parents who are raising children with special needs have thought about and that is starting a new career path.
Working from home is not for everyone, but it’s a great option for parents who are raising children with special needs. I know because I’m a mother raising a son with autism. I understand how difficult it can be trying to juggle everything that life has to offer.
The Kind Of Days I Had When Working Outside The Home
I had days where the school would call me and ask me to pick up my son because of his behaviors. I know I’m not the only parent that’s been going through those dreaded phone calls.
If a parent is working outside the home and they get that call from the school, I know how stressful it can be to ask your boss if you can leave early again or even having to make the phone call to get a family member to help out.
I had jobs that worked around my son’s schedule, but my son’s sleeping patterns are kind of odd and sometimes he keeps me up all night.
Even when he doesn’t sleep or he may get a little sleep he still has to go to school in the morning because I’m the boss and just because my son wants to stay up all night doesn’t mean no school.
I did try a few different prescribed sleeping medications, but that didn’t work. My son and sleeping pills just don’t mix with him.
OMG, the pills would put him to sleep, but when he wakes up in the morning, he was one extremely aggressive child. Me being the one who has to deal with his aggression, I would rather deal with no sleep than an aggressive son.
So I dealt with no sleep and by me not having enough sleep can lead to me being tired all day and going to work tired is just not fun.
What I really didn’t like is when someone said, “you look tired”. Can I give people some advice, don’t ask a girl if she’s pregnant and don’t ever tell a girl that she looks tired, especially a mother raising any children.
Just tell her she looks radiantly beautiful today or just smile and say hello, Lol.
My Son’s Days
My son used to go to public school until he hit Junior High. In his Elementary School days, they had an area dedicated to children with special needs.
When Junior High hit, his transition to a new school didn’t work out at all. I guess it was just too big and the school didn’t cater to his needs. He refused to go to school at all.
I mean he wouldn’t get out of the car. I had to get the teacher, teacher aides, and everyone try and get him out of that car.
My son wasn’t having it. If he did go to school that day, he was extremely aggressive to the teachers, aides, and he was aggressive at home.
I’ve been hit, bitten till I bled, hair pulled, punched, kicked and slapped. I never thought my son would be so violent.
When he was little such as the age of 2 through 7, he was so loving. He hugged, kissed his mom, and he loved to play word games with me. When he turned around 8 years old, he wasn’t extremely aggressive, but he had some bad days.
Eventually, he stayed home until he was accepted to go to a private school that was dedicated to special needs children.
I also was decided to try meds to help with his aggressive behaviors. At first he wasn’t having it at his new school, but eventually he realized he wasn’t going back to the public school and his behavior subside.
As for the medications he takes, the medication personally help with his aggression. I know a lot of parents out there may not agree with medication and I personally held off as long as I could.
All I can say, to each their own. If you are one of those people who are against medications, I respect that, but you haven’t walked in my shoes, plus\my son is doing a lot better.
Trying To Find Income From Home
When I decided to find income from home using the Internet, it was tough. It seemed like everything was either a scam, highly expensive or didn’t pay much. Finding a job from home is very difficult. Sometimes these job offers require a quiet environment.
I know my home and I know quiet is not possible. I always have to keep an eye on my son and there is just no way a quiet environment can happen.
Even though my son is on meds he does have his occasional moods swings. He could be happy all day, but on occasions just like a light switch, his mood will switch.
It’s also difficult because my son can’t communicate exactly what is going on. My son is verbal, but we don’t have a conversation the way “normal” people do.
This is another reason why I dedicated myself to finding a way to work from home. I wanted a schedule where I can work where and when I wanted to and the background noise wouldn’t be a problem.
After doing research, I learned the best way to earn an income, is by starting my own business. This is how I learned about Affiliate Marketing and it seemed to be the perfect fit for me.
How Did I Find A Way To Work At Home?
I did a lot of researching and I found someone’s site that taught people how to make a little bit of money from home at any time of the day. He also had a recommended site that taught people how to build a website from home.
I tried building a website from home awhile back, but it didn’t work out. I then decided to check out his recommended site since it was free to try, I gave it a shot.
What was really great about this particular place is that I got a website up really fast. When I tried the first time, I didn’t even get a website up.
It did take time to build and generate an income from my site, but the lessons that I learned works and I am now generating an income from my business, boy is good info powerful.
Why Affiliate Marketing?
I didn’t have to own a product and or make a product to sell. What’s nice about Affiliate Marketing is that I can recommend good quality products to people. If someone purchases the product I recommend, I’m able to make a commission on the products I recommend.
A friend and myself tried making our own products a while back. We tried to sell our handmade products on Etsy, but it was difficult to get our products seen. The handmade products we were making was also time-consuming , but it was fun because I do making things by hand.
What I learned now is that I would have done things a little different from what I learned through My #! Heroic site. I’m not going to say I wouldn’t sell our creations but It’s on the back burner for now. I’m just too busy at the moment.
As for Affiliate Marketing, it is a good way to go if you have a child with special needs actually it’s great for any parent who wants to stay at home.
What I really found so interesting about affiliate marketing is how inexpensive it is and there is no product to store in your home. Affiliate programs are free to sign up.
The way I get paid is through PayPal, some services may pay by check, other’s through their own program. It just depends on which good quality product you want to promote and what Affiliate Programs a person signs up for.
Who Helped Me With Affiliate Marketing?
I learned through My #1 Heroic Site. They taught me everything on one platform. I learned at my own pace and time. I’m still learning, but I earn money too.
Like I said prior, it was free to join. So I checked it out. They never asked me for any upfront cost. If I didn’t feel it was right for me because I tried building a website before, all I had to do was move on. Nope, my Credit Card wasn’t held hostage, Lol.
You can read about My #1 Heroic Site and learn about the free and premium membership.
All In All
When I started working from home it sure helped because I can work anytime of the day. Sometimes I can get some rest when my son is at school. Working from home allows me that flexibility that I need, but most importantly, I don’t look as tired as I use to, Lol.
Working from home makes life easier. Life isn’t perfect by all means, but it helps that I don’t have to rely so much on others if I were to work outside the home.
If I had to pick up my son, all I have to do is get up and go. I don’t have to ask a boss, “can I leave so I can pick up my son.” I’m my own boss now and don’t have to answer to anyone.
I’m a mother of two, my son and my daughter are special to me. I wouldn’t change anything in the world about them. They are my little sunshine even though they are teens now.
If you’re interested in building a business from home, then I highly suggest you check out My #1 Heroic Site. If I could do it, I know you can. All you have to do is Plant, Water, and Believe.
If you’re a parent and have a special needs child, let us know your experience below, thanks!
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