My three adolescents 18, 15, 13 have a medical condition which over the years has affected their general health, school attendance and social activities including sport. They have been through some tough times including significant time in hospital but also have learnt a great deal of resilience.
I am happy to discuss or share with other parents who may have struggled with issues around eg getting them to school, social isolation (not being able to keep up with peers), school work, mental health issues.
I am proactive with their needs as I am a registered nurse and am confident with the avenues to pursue their needs. However this has also meant that I probably focus too much on their health when ultimately it may be okay. I am learning to 'stress' less and trying to worry less.
I have very very good support both through family friends and medical team which I am grateful for.
My children amaze me.
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