I am sitting in my office. It’s a clinic. This is where I see a lot of sick kids daily. But today I am seeing a healthy child.
Only one problem.
As I pretend to focus on the screen of the computer where his life’s records are displayed, I notice her exasperation.
Then I hear her say “You will have a strong immune system!”
At least she does not try to keep him in a bubble. The hygiene hypothesis says that kids, who never get sick because their parents put them in a protective bubble, are more prone to get allergies.
As I walk back to my other office—the one with a desk, not the one with an exam table—I smile….. wondering what the toddlers do to their parents. I mean, if someone smashed into your car, you would like to know how much damage was done.
But in parenting that price is a depend-on-the-circumstances issue.
Everything has a price. So far after 30 years of looking after kids and their families I see most people are prepared to pay the price of parenting.
Interesting indeed. Tell me if you know why.