What's the one thing you want for your child when they are sick?
To have them feel better.
What's the one thing that most often gets in the way of that?
When you walk away with a specialist appointment or wonkily-written script from Doc you have two things: A ticket better health for your child, hopefully, and also a potential prescription for tears and battles.
How do you keep calm and carry on?
This week on the podcast we show you how you can use the tools to overcome medical worry, emergencies, trauma and stress.
Because when you are parenting sick kids, it isn't just them who suffers.
Whether your child has been through common childhood complaints or more serious medical challenges, we'll show you what you can do to soothe things (that don't just rely on a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down).
On Parenting Sick Kids this week, learn:
- How Abigail armed herself with the tools to make a complete care package for her son's heart-surgery – and her own sanity. This is really inspiring stuff.
- Why a slowly-slowly approach can eradicate all fears and battles
- What happens when medication NEEDS to happen
- How Special Time can totally turn things around – and what to do when it doesn't
And how to take care of you, your other half and your kids when procedures get traumatic
If your child gets dotty about doctor's visits or mad about meds, listen in today and turn that panic around.
Listen to Parenting Sick Kids: How To Navigate Medicine, Worry and Stress
More Support for Parenting Sick Kids
Parenting a sick child can be hard enough, and it gets even tougher when your other child feels left out. Discover how to balance things out in this post
What if it's you who is sick? Read this post on how to be sick and a mom
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