Eye Exams... no one really likes them but they are so important! As a new parent, I would have never known when was the right time. Maybe before kindergarten or only if she complained of eye issues. Explore when to get your childs first eye exam and how often to follow up.
December 1997 and April 1999 will forever be etched in my mind because a student (students in the case of Columbine) walked into their school and caused a senseless tragedy. Here we are, twenty years later, having the same types of conversations we were then. Why?!?! I want to scream that word out loud every time I see another tragedy unfold in another school in another town. I want to understand why this keeps happening without our political leaders taking steps to curtail these tragedies. We, as parents, should not be afraid to send our children to school.
We ran a few errands and headed home. I hurried to the bathroom and changed into my pjs. I quickly went and got Scarlett from my mother in law. Noticing her diaper seemed heavy, I placed her on the changing table. While changing her diaper, I noticed that her right eye looked off.
Parenting is stressful by itself. Add in an anxiety disorder and it can be debilitating at times. Therefore I give you, the ABC's of parenting with anxiety.
What is more crippling as a parent than when your child is hurt or you perceive that they are hurt. Whether it is mentally, physically or emotionally, as a parent it can tear you apart. Parent guilt is real and if not kept in check can be debilitating.