Overprotection of sick child

For a child to feel normal, he needs to be treated as if he is normal. Ask the doctor what changes in physical activity are necessary for safety, and do not impose any additional restrictions that go beyond this on your child. Let the child be involved in sports or neighborhood play, and even though it is hard, stop yourself from constant reminders to be careful.

My 6-year-old son finished his radiation and is still on chemo for his cancer I feel like I have to lighten up in order for life to go on. So I just let the nanny take all four kids on a four-hour drive to spend eight hours at Six Flags. It just about drove us nuts with worry, but they all came home safe and sound. They felt like they had a normal sibling outing.

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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