This Month In
Patients often find it difficult to talk to physicians when they don’t particularly feel well. They tend to lack self-respect in these situations, failing to speak up for themselves. Naturally, this sentiment reflects upon physicians who are seen as not treating patients with dignity. Dignity implies self-confidence and certainty, rarely afforded to patients. Patients are mostly discounted in the decision-making process because they are not asking the right questions at the right time.
During the summer, I’m one lucky gal—my teacher husband is at home most days, so we swap childcare duties and work time as needed. This means that after months of mom-centric care, our three kids get to adjust to their patriarch’s parenting style. It’s distinctly different from mine: he instructs less, plays more, and isn’t nearly as productive. Which, as it turns out, is a good thing. While my own juggle-it-all parenting style works for me, I’m definitely learning a thing or three from him. Here are a few pieces of daddy parenting wisdom, courtesy of my better half.