Parent Guilt…and what to do about it

Parent guilt and what to do about it

When a child is always sick, as a parent, it’s really easy to blame yourself.  And then comes parent guilt.

Parent guilt is real.  

Especially when you feel like you’ve tried everything to help your child.  Absolutely everything…from antibiotics and steroids to surgery.

Cough. Constant congestion. Ear infections. Runny nose.  Eye drainage. Rattly breathing.

It feels awful to feel like the responsibility of these little ones are on your shoulders…

You’ve done everything you know to do – and your child is sick again.

When kids get ear infections, fevers, coughs and immune issues we know as parents you’re not just struggling with the sickness but with the uncertainty and fear it brings and that it affects everything. Your career, finances, how you parent other siblings, sleep, on and on.

Choose grace.  You’re not alone.

Grace with yourself and grace with your child.

When we parents feel guilty, we often begin to feel discouraged and even angry…and that can come out sideways on our most important people.

We get mad, frustrated, embarrassed, fearful of what other people are thinking.  We’ve all been there.   

We snap at our child.  

We begin to ask questions like, “Am I even a good parent?  Am I doing my job as a mom?  Did we ask the doctors the right questions?  Am I pushing hard enough?  Or maybe too hard?…”

The bottom line is – if you care that your child is suffering and you’re trying to help then you are a good parent.

Kids are complex.  We need every bit of grace, patience, understanding and compassion possible to be the parents we want to be.

Keep in mind that as you are being kind – be kind to yourself.  It’s way too easy to get caught in the trap of comparing ourselves or our children to others.

Education is the most powerful, positive tool we have as parents.

Education makes us aware and gives us a plan of action, hope and the confidence we need to keep moving forward.

On that note…

Is your child always sick?  Have you thought about trying chiropractic?

How can chiropractic care help a child?

Here are the top 5 reasons to take a child to a pediatric chiropractor:

  1. Improve immune system and digestive health…to allow the brain to communicate better with the systems of the body.
  2. Allow a child’s nervous system and spine to grow optimally and without interference…to reduce ear infections, bed wetting, asthma and allergies.
  3. Promote proper growth and development…to limit health challenges such as issues with nursing and reflux.
  4. Nerve and brain development (neural plasticity)… to promote proper perception and awareness preventing labels such as ADHD, Sensory Integration Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
  5. Proactive parenting for your child’s overall health to meet their optimal potential.

As a parent, you deserve to know other options than the “standard” answers when your child is sick.

This year has been tough for many families when it comes to colds, coughs and contagious sniffles that just never seem to go away.
If allergies, asthma and ear infections are creeping in and taking over your family give us a call.

To learn how to know when to take your child to a pediatric chiropractor, you want to read this article:

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