Comedian Candy Pangilinan, who has been patiently caring for her special child Quentin, shared what the journey is like on a daily basis.
Pangilinan gave her fans and followers a glimpse of her everyday experiences with her son through her Instagram page today, April 12, through a video of her and Quentin.
“There are good days, there are tantrums/meltdown days,” Pangilinan said.
Taking care of a special child requires resilience and patience, two things that a mother should have to make life a tad easier, especially since “children with [ADHD]/autism oftentimes cannot understand how and why they are feeling such.”
“Parents understanding and tolerance is needed. You can cry but you are not allowed to shout and give up,” she said.
Pangilinan admitted there were instances when she felt helpless but she never considered giving up.
“I too admittedly sometimes do not know what to do anymore. I close my eyes and take a few breaths. I remind myself that there are better days ahead. I think of ways on how I can help/better understand his ongoing emotion,” she said.
As April is World Autism Month, Pangilinan continues to hope and strive for a better life for her son.
“Let’s be more kind with each other,” she appealed. “I do hope that one day inclusion may truly happen in this country.”