“You have made difficult choices about your family’s health and safety already. Pediatricians help parents make these kinds of decisions all the time. The shared- decision model for practicing medicine encourages doctors like me to help provide information and counseling to empower you to make decisions.
You’ve already made decisions essential to your family’s health, whether about vaccination, safe sleep, or car seats. Other more everyday decisions parents make also carry real risk — driving while tired or distracted or selecting other activities like skiing or soccer. You can make difficult decisions and, in the process of coping with the pandemic, maybe you’ll learn more about what’s important to your family.”
Kelly Fradin is a pediatrician and author of Parenting in a Pandemic: How to help your family through COVID-19.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Parenting in a pandemic: Making the best decisions for your family.”
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