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  • Writer's pictureShaina Rafkin

Advocating for your child's health can be TOUGH!

1. Trust your gut. As a parent you are the expert on your child. You see the whole picture and understand how their symptoms are affecting their quality of life (and your family's!). You know when something isn't right... Don't take "let's wait and see" for an answer!

2. Build a team of providers that take the time to listen to all your concerns. Find the ones who see your child as a PERSON not just a list of symptoms they can attempt to alleviate. Be on the look out for the providers who are team players and are willing to collaborate with others. (This is hard and can take lots of perseverance!)

3. Don't give up! Keep on advocating. Even when it seems like you've hit a wall. When your provider tells you it's not that bad and there's not much to do, but you know as a parent that just isn't right. We want our children to be THRIVING not merely surviving. And we should absolutely keep advocating for that. Keep on going. You are strong. You are wise. And you an awesome parent. You got this!


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