Parents Connect: Raising Happier, Healthier Kids

November 2017

A Mother's Oath

By: Maeghan Garcia on November 22, 2017

As mothers, we sometimes assume all responsibility for our children’s pain. We forget that it’s not only impossible to absorb or prevent all of their suffering, but it may also be detrimental to their well-being. Sure, we want to eliminate whatever stressors we can, but some obstacles will not be removable. And sometimes, just because a challenge can be avoided, doesn’t mean that it should be.
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El amor por los primeros hijos

By: Paula Zelaya on November 15, 2017

Isa es mi primer amor, mi sueño de ser mamá hecho realidad; mi primera compañera de desvelos, de amamantadas con miedos y una pregunta constante cual es ¿Qué hago ahora con esta bebé? Con ella he aprendido a ser mejor persona y mejor mamá.  Es mi guía y maestra para entender que funciona, que no funciona y tal vez que puedo hacer diferente con sus hermanas Sabri y Mikis. Con ella he aprendido a superar miedos y obstáculos que me permiten estar más tranquila y segura cuando los vivo con mis otras dos chiquitas.
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“But, He doesn’t Look Disabled…”

By: Cristina Edmunds on November 08, 2017

It’s the reason why I cringe as people walk past me after I’ve parked in the handicapped spot, the reason why I chose a bright blue hearing aid instead of one to match his hair, and the reason why I’d almost rather be using an adaptive stroller rather than an average one (though the cost of adaptive equipment will make you re-think that real quick). To the untrained eye, no, my son doesn’t look disabled/ handicapped/ abnormal, and I guess I am glad for that - although to say that is rather guilt-inducing because I don’t think that anyone with more obvious disabilities should be ashamed of that, either. 


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From the Newsdesk

Be Part of the Safety Team for your Child
Nicklaus Children's joins hospitals across the nation in highlighting Patient Safety Awareness Week. Be a part of the safety team for your child. Parents are the most critical part of a child's caregiving team.
Could Your Teen Athlete Have a Deadly Heart Condition?
Every three days, sudden cardiac death (SCD) takes the life of a young U.S. athlete, such as a girl playing soccer, a boy at basketball practice or a high school football player. An EKG screening is a simple heart test that takes only a few minutes, and can mean the difference between life and death.

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