Some respite allowed her a time out from a very exhausting life. Giving her and others like her a regular time out allows families to rest and recuperate, and the ene
rgy to deal with day-to-day life. It’s invaluable.
It underlines the importance of how you react to a parent dealing with a tantruming child. I remember babysitting my cousin, who had a tantrum in a busy shop as two year olds are wont to do. I particularly remember the embarrassment and the looks people gave me. Imagine the looks a parent of an older child gets, never a thought to why, or how the parent is doing – just judgement.