Small g Mummy guilt. This is our recycling bin.
As you can see it is full.
Full of my children's school work sheets and precious artworks.
Until today I had kept pretty much every piece of paper they had ever brought home from school or preschool. I had to do a cull - the paper was taking over. I kept a few choice pieces - but as you can see the majority of it had to go!
Mummy Guilt #2
This one is a BIG G Mummy Guilt. Last night I am pretty sure Emma and Audrey both had their first panic attack. Specifically it was a fear-of-vomit related panic attack. The reason this makes me feel guilty is that I have fear-of-vomit related panic attacks. I thought I had tried hard not to pass my phobia on to the children but they seem to have picked it up anyway.
I really don't know what to do. I don't know whether to take them straight to a child psychologist or wait and see if it happens again. Obviously ignoring their anxiety is not going to make it go away, but I also don't want to exacerbate things by making it into a bigger deal than it necessarily is. Maybe it was exaggerated by the fact that we have all just had gastro and so the memory of that is fresh in their minds??
I don't know - this parenting caper is tricky sometimes - the weight of responsibility is too much! Does anyone have experience with anxiety in children? What have you tried? What has worked for your child(ren)?