Dad Tip of the Day: Kids will get sick often, but setting them up for success and dealing with illness in positive ways will help the kids overcome their illnesses and fears.
When you are a parent, few things make you feel as helpless as when your kids are sick and miserable. Its not fun for either of you. Fortunately, with the help of doctors, medicine and a parent’s care, a child can often recover in no time. Dealing with a chronic illness or something more serious is an entirely different matter, and will often require a new mindset around the illness. I found a good article online with some good tips for parents dealing with sick kids: https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1138&language=English
Understand and adjust to new realities if there is an ongoing illness
Educate yourself on how to help your children
Get organized by properly tracking illnesses and informing others who can help
Find ways to relieve the stress that comes with caring for sick kids
Maintain good health for yourself and find good balance in life
My daughter, Kendra, has been dealing with ear infections and the related pain, runny noses, lack of sleep and fevers that accompany them. Due to many too many illnesses, we recently got little tubes surgically implanted into her ears to help with draining, which should alleviate these infections inside her ears. Not fun for her, but she was a trooper and recovered quickly – time will tell how much they help, but we are optimistic!
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