Ep. 84 - Advanced Parenting: Balancing Parenthood and Child Health ChallengesJul 06, 2023
We were thrilled to be joined by Dr. Kelly Fradin, a pediatrician and author of the upcoming book "Advanced Parenting: Advice for helping kids through diagnoses, differences, and mental health challenges." In our conversation, Dr. Fradin provided valuable insights and resources for parents raising children with advanced health conditions.
One of the biggest challenges that parents face when caring for a child with an advanced health condition is balancing the needs of the child with the needs of the family as a whole. Dr. Fradin acknowledges that it can be difficult to find a balance between providing the necessary care for your child and managing the other aspects of your life. She encourages parents to prioritize their own self-care and reach out for support when needed.
Dr. Fradin also emphasizes the importance of finding a community of support. This can be through family and friends, support groups, or online communities. Having a support system can provide emotional and practical support and can help parents feel less alone. It can also be helpful to connect with other parents who are going through similar experiences, as they can provide a unique understanding and perspective.
In her upcoming book, Dr. Fradin provides practical advice and tools to help parents manage their child's care while also balancing their personal lives, partnerships, and the needs of their other children. She acknowledges that parenting a child with an advanced health condition can be overwhelming, but it's important for parents to recognize their own self-care requirements and seek out support when needed.
Dr. Fradin also provides insights into the available research and resources for parents of children with advanced health conditions. She acknowledges that navigating the healthcare system and finding reliable information can be overwhelming. However, there are resources available, including advocacy organizations, support groups, and research studies. These resources can provide valuable information and support for families.
In addition to physical health conditions, Dr. Fradin also addresses the challenges of parenting children with mental health conditions. She acknowledges the stigma that can be associated with mental health and encourages parents to seek out resources and support for their child's mental health needs. This can include therapy, medication, and support groups.
Dr. Fradin's book provides a valuable resource for parents navigating the challenges of raising a child with an advanced health condition. She acknowledges the unique challenges and provides practical advice and resources to support families. She emphasizes the importance of prioritizing self-care, finding a community of support, and advocating for your child's needs.
It's important for parents to remember that they are not alone in this journey. There are resources and support available to help them navigate the challenges of raising a child with an advanced health condition. It's important for parents to prioritize their own self-care and seek out support when needed. It's also important for parents to advocate for their child's needs and work closely with their healthcare team to provide the best care possible.
Parenting a child with an advanced health condition can be challenging, but with the right resources and support, parents can successfully navigate the challenges and provide the best care possible for their child. Dr. Fradin's book provides a valuable resource for parents navigating this journey and provides practical advice and support. It's important for parents to prioritize their own self-care, find a community of support, and advocate for their child's needs. With the right resources and support, parents can successfully navigate the challenges and provide the best care possible for their child.