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8/30/11 A Day in the Office

I was lucky to only have worked this morning today! Today for illness, I am seeing some ear infections, sore throats, coughs, and some children with muscle and joint pains with lethargy. Most of these are viruses – meaning that they will get better on their own.

Ear infections are always treated with antibiotics but the remainder of the above will get better with symptomatic treatments. In other words, trying to make the symptoms better while the body fights off the viruses.

For my well check-ups, lots of discussion today about making sure that we, as parents, take enough ‘me’ time and be the best we can be. Discipline was also a topic that came up more than once. I am a big fan of Redirecting Children’s Behavior. Discipline means ‘to teach.’ Punishment is ‘punitive.’ Pick 2 or 3 behaviors to work on and once one is better, add another.

Education and thinking about the future rounded my day to an end. Be involved with your children’s school and educational goals. Always remember – you are never stuck in a situation. You can always make a change.

Today my facebook pages are focusing on positive attitudes!

Get plenty of sleep to start tomorrow fresh!