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Posted on: July 21, 2010

Normal is Never Easy

Ask any kid, sick or not, what is most important to them when it comes to going to school, what they wear or just about anything and they’ll say that they just want to fit in. It is extremely difficult to not go out of your way to treat a sick child with kid gloves by buying them anything they want, fulfilling their every wish and doing everything for them, but sometimes saying “no” is a good thing.

Feeling Guilty

As a parent, I can imagine how guilty you might feel, even though it is not your fault that your child is sick. But beating yourself up by constantly showering your child with gifts and catering to their every command sets the tone that they are different and can even be red flags that somethings wrong with them. Every action has a reaction and while it’s good to love on your child, that doesn’t mean they don’t need normalcy.

How to Say “I Love You”

A regular schedule and disciplining your child is ok and good for them. Go out of your way to make your child feel normal and shower them with love, instead of spoiling them with things and letting them get away with anything. Set up a chore list and spend time instead of dollars by playing games with your child or cooking together. Believe it or not, by making your child feel normal, you too will start to feel normal too. As hard as it seems and as tired as you may be, helping your kid feel like a kid is one of the best ways you can say “I love you”.

Bio: Alexis Bonari is a freelance writer and blog junkie. She is currently a resident education blogger and performs research surrounding
College Scholarships. In her spare time, she enjoys square-foot gardening, swimming, and avoiding her laptop.

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