Verbatim: a repeating entry of things overheard while taking care of kids in my clinic.
One of the best parts of my job is coming to know the families I care for. It sounds trite. It’s true. Over the few years in practice, they have come to know my style, I suppose. I’m direct. I don’t want families to have to guess what I’m thinking. I share stories (both the mess-ups and successes) of raising my own kids. I can be self-deprecating at times if I think it’s important and true. Like I said yesterday, it’s hard to do this parenting thing, and hard to do it well and feel glamorously successful all the time. We don’t get a lot of thank-yous from our own children for the labors of providing safety, a roof, food, humor etc. But we do get them. Reward enough, of course. Read full post »