One of the most difficult places to be is outside looking into a violent or controlling relationship. One sees the pain in the victim's eyes and sometimes written all over their body. Think about what the child has gone through (which we'll talk about in more detail in my next blog post). And yes, think about the perpetrator. I couldn't have done my job for as long as I have and not believe that people are deep down (sometimes way deep down) good. I imagine when one lashes out, a part of him or her feels bad for hurting the person he or she loves.
What if you knew of a way to improve a child's intelligence, school performance, grades, attention span, coordination and sports performance while reducing the chances of ADHD? Sound too good to be true? It's not.
You can do all that and more for children by preventing lead poisoning.
Our introduction into the amazing world of parenthood… and then our abrupt reality check in the form of a life-threatening congenital heart defect & the successful medical interventions taken at Texas Children’s Hospital which taught us to never take a day for granted. This is our story.
The memory of that day remains vivid even today. My wife and I sat nervously in the waiting room, while our 2-month-old son underwent neurosurgery for craniosynostosis. It was the longest 4 hours of our lives, and impacted the way I'll practice medicine forever.
Part of the very nature of intimate partner violence is that someone in this situation must be careful at all times. Therefore, I need to reiterate that if you are currently in a battering relationship, and your perpetrator has access to the computer that you are reading this on, exercise caution when reading this blog entry. If you need immediate help, call 911. If you need help with resources call 211 or 800.799.SAFE.