We all have our own way of managing the care of our children when it comes to their health.
With chronic asthma we may care too much, we may over compensate. Doing physical tasks for them. Worry ourselves silly over what could happen. Avoiding activities.
Worry too little, we may not realise they need more assistance than they do. Sometimes it takes an asthmatic event for us to stop and think about their asthma management.
Consider where you are on the scale: not enough (not managed), too much (not managed), or just right (well managed).
- visit the Asthma Foundation find out as much as you can about asthma
- ask teachers and school or childcare about what they observe during the day
- discuss with your family doctor
Try and get a good general knowledge of the facts about your child’s asthma.
It may take practice, going back and forth until you find what helps with asthma management. Different situations create different results.
Check in with your doctor, keep informed. Be consistent. It’s all about balance.