Guidelines for calling the doctor

Sometimes parents are reluctant to call their child's physician with questions or concerns. Here are some general guidelines for determining when a call is necessary:

• Shaking or chills

• Shortness of breath

• Severe nausea or vomiting

• Unusual bleeding, bruising, or cuts that won't heal

• Pain or swelling at chemotherapy injection site

• Any severe pain that cannot be explained

• Exposure to chicken pox or measles

• Severe headache or blurred vision

• Constipation lasting more than two days

• Severe diarrhea

• Severe headache

• Painful urination or bowel movements

• Whenever child appears sick and you are concerned

Confident Kids

Confident Kids

Although nobody gets a parenting manual or bible in the delivery room, it is our duty as parents to try to make our kids as well rounded, happy and confident as possible. It is a lot easier to bring up great kids than it is to try and fix problems caused by bad parenting, when our kids have become adults. Our children are all individuals - they are not our property but people in their own right.

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