Know that you are not alone. Talk to other parents or a trusted friend or relative. Some of them might be dealing with or have dealt with similar things. They may have ideas on how to solve a problem in a way you haven’t thought of. Or, they might share your feelings, which can also be a comfort.
Admit when a problem is bigger than you can handle alone or requires special expertise. No one expects you to solve every problem your family has by yourself. Some problems are just too big to handle alone, not because you’re a “bad” parent, but simply because of the nature of the problem. Be realistic about what you can and can’t do on your own.
Get outside help, if needed. There will be times when you just won’t know how to help your child; other times, you truly won’t be able to help your child. Use all the resources you have to solve a problem, including getting outside help when you need it from school personnel, social workers, parenting classes, psychologists, and support groups. Remember that it’s not important how a problem is solved, just that it is.