Friday, October 14, 2011

3 Pieces of Advice

What are the three best pieces of advice you would give to a parent of a child with CF?

Only 3 huh? my 1st piece of advice would be to make every decision based on what's best for your child, not what's best for your CF child. Often times, I see parents parent their CF child differently than they do their non-CF children. Very rarely should the parenting be any different for a child with CF as compared to a child without CF. I also think it's important to model the behavior you want to see from your child. If you don't want them to be a victim of this CF life then don't be a victim yourself. If you want them to live a healthy lifestyle then maybe you should think about getting into exercise and showing them how important it is to be the healthiest version of yourself each and every day. And finally, don't ever let your child interchange the phrases “I'm not able to” and “I'm not willing to”. We're able to do almost anything that we make a priority, just often times were not willing to make the “not fun” stuff a priority in our lives.