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Re: [IPp] hard living with diabetes

Ok Sarah we are thinking on the same wave lenght!!!!
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Subject: Re: [IPp] hard living with diabetes

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> Gina,
> Sounds like your daughter feels she losing your attention to her younger
>  brother. I suggest you have a serious talk with her alone, and make a
deal to
> have
> a "girls day" once a month.  No matter what, once a month the two of you
>  ALONE will have a whole day to just the two of you, doing fun girlie
things. I
> suggest you start this soon.  My daughter is almost 9 and I've been doing
> with her for about six months now and what a big difference, she hasn't
> mentioned my sons diabetes at all and is so happy that we can our alone
>  together. She really feels closer to me and I to her and it has made a
world of
> difference..for the better of course.
> I know we as mothers try to treat our children equally, but when one of
> children has an illness, we tend to concentrate more on them and the
> rather than on the rest of the family. We don't mean to hurt anyone, our
>  "mother mode" just takes over and we run on auto pilot. Sometimes we need
> little reminders that we have other children that may not have an illness,
> have just as many needs and feelings as our children with diabetes have.
> Good Luck,
> Sarah  :)   Single- Mom to Matthew (7) MM Paradigm since May 2002, dxd
> and Victoria (8, turning 9 on Dec. 23rd) Non-D...Love My kids!
> http://hometown.aol.com/msmom1973/myhomepage/profile.html
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