As a parent and pediatrician, I sometimes feel like worry is protective. If we think about everything, then maybe we can prevent it all from happening? But then along comes 2020…and no amount of worry or readiness could have prepared us for this.
See, we pandemic parents and pediatricians have now added never-before-considered worries to the list. Hugging a friend? Touching a doorknob? Visiting Grandma? Suddenly everything feels scary.
But, in the spirit of optimism, I am digging deep to help parents eliminate some of their fear and anxiety. Because truth be told, there’s a lot you can stop worrying about this winter. (Really!)