What will you do this week to care for the caregiver? YOU! If you knew someone who was taking care of a cancer patient or of an ailing parent; you would say "Make sure you take care of yourself". You'd be concerned about them over doing it and cracking under the stress and strain if they had to do this over a period of years. RAD is no different! It is a serious disorder requires years of healing. It is a marathon, not a sprint.
So...what will you do this week to care for yourself? Your body, mind and spirit need times of refreshing. If you cannot take a couple of days, take one day. If you cannot take a day, take a few hours. If you cannot do that take a few minutes. If you do not, your body, mind or spirit will demand it. Parents of kids with RAD have been known to develop PTSD.
Have a healing day for yourself. It is a necessity, not an extravagance.