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Re: Subject: Re: [IP] Letting go ? for parents and
I can understand that, I was just curious on the feeling .. I see some
parents with kids 10 and up and the moms or dads talk for them "we" I am just
wondering what the kids think because I am just looking back on my childhood
.. I again Commend all parents for who they are and what they do ... and of
course age 3, 5 preschool age cannot do it alone ... they learn as they go
... I just get concerned at the young adults and teens who have not learned
to do for themselves ... I am also thinking for the parents sake too... I
maybe read the post wrong .. just had sounded like Mom was doing it all .. if
I am wrong then I am sorry .. just I worked with teen age kids at camp and so
many complained to me that there mom or dad was always on their back ...
One child even had a mother that would punish her if her sugar went high ..
because her mother thought she ate candy .. this child was so mean and angry
at the world because of this ... come to find out she was just going though
puberty .. and not eating candy at all .. but her mom still punished her ..
Also at camp I met many children who were like I cannot handle this disease
and we had a whole group discussion come to find out .. mom or dad had done
it all and now at 13 . 14 they were trying to understand it all and could not
because they were not doing little things along the way ... I am just hoping
for success for the children ..
I have also done talks on eating disorders and diabetes for teens .. the
things kids know how to do is amazing even things I did not know .. Some
would look like they were giving there shot and really not ... some would
wipe there finger with achohol so much it would make the reading lower so
they could get "double snack" did you know about this? I learned from the
kids and I am diabetic myself .. wow things kids will do ... it is not just
kids with diabetes .. it is all kids they always find a way ..
On a lighter note I met children whose parents have given them
responsibility and wow how they have accepted themselves and there diabetes
.. it does not have them they have it ... it is just amazing and I just
wanted to state what I have noticed .. so in the end we can all smile ..
thanks for you imput all of it Julie
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