Don’t be afraid to speak up and be heard.

A parent of a child in the hospital believed the doctors knew what was best and that the nurses acted in the best interest of her child. She didn’t ask a lot of questions, nor did she share her concerns in fear that the hospital staff may perceive her as annoying and questioning of their practice and care of her child.

The reality is that the professionals rely heavily on the information of parents. Mothers and Fathers know their children. Your actions as parents are guided by your intuition and your gut which can be invaluable to your doctors in their treatment planning.

Trust your judgement and believe in yourself as a parent. You are and will always be your child’s best advocate. If you are having trouble with this, talk to another parent who seems strong and secure in herself/himself and his/her parenting or contact a parent coach.