COPING STRESS FOR OVERCOMING ANXIETY IN PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Ni Nyoman Ari Indra Dewi

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ABSTRACT

Every parent has positive expectations for their children, but sometimes not all children have optimal growth and development, causing children to experience developmental disorders and become special needs. Developmental disorders experienced by children make parents become prolonged stress can continue to be anxiety for parents. Anxiety if not treated it will become severe and have an impact on the whole family, especially children. To avoid worsening anxiety, parents of children with special needs need to have a coping stress strategy. The problem examined in this study is the role of coping stress in overcoming anxiety in parents of Children with Special Needs. The research method used is qualitative using interview and observation techniques, with the aim to determine the role of coping stress parents of children with special needs in dealing with anxiety. Respondents in this study are: Parents with Children with Special Needs aged 2-7 years. The results showed that the Parents of Children with Special Needs use coping stress in overcoming emotional-focused anxiety such as, positive thinking by accepting the situation with sincerity and grace, sharing concerns with others, accepting conditions as part of life's journey. Meanwhile, coping with stress that focuses on the problem
Keywords: Parents, Children with Special Needs, Coping With Stress, Anxiety


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