You’ve taken advice from someone more qualified, and their way of doing things seems to be working, or half working, but it’s not quite what you expected?
And the thing is that it’s not even you that’s directly affected. It’s your child, and they can’t always tell you what’s going on in their head.
It’s easy to ignore the nagging doubts. You’re busy or tired, you’ve got other children and a job, and a house and a million other things on your mind. The medication is kind of keeping the symptoms at bay; he’s just being bloody minded or downright naughty.
And then you STOP.
You realise that this is not your child.
You tune in to your inner most thoughts and you berate yourself for not noticing sooner.
And you take a positive step, you speak up, and you insist on a change…..
And what a change! Just 24 short hours later your child races up to you, full of familiar smiles and warmth.
Your shame is diluted by the relief that you bothered to stop, trusted your intuition, believed that there was an alternative.
Today I am relieved that I trusted my intuition. For the last month the Boy Wonder has been miserable, tetchy, aggressive and sullen – his hayfever symptoms barely held at bay by medication that was creating a raft of unwelcome side effects. A 10 minute review with his doctor and a change of prescription have gifted him the best day he’s had in weeks – I just hope I haven’t spoken too soon.
And for anyone who suffers but can’t take medication, or finds it’s not enough, the doc’s recommendation for a short burst of relief is an efficacious concoction of hot water, cider vinegar and local honey – hold your nose and throw it back!
Do you have any hayfever remedies? I’d be really interested in hearing what works for you….