When your child isn’t well or they just aren’t themselves, you may hear people say ‘you know your child best’ or ‘just go with your gut instinct’
But how do you tell the difference between what your gut is telling you and what your anxiety is telling you?
On Friday, Kory started with a raging temperature and a runny nose but he was still playing, eating and smiling, he was just a bit more tired than usual. Even though I wasn’t concerned, and part of me knew it wasn’t anything to worry about, the other part of me was googling his symptoms and convincing myself that it was something more serious.
I was right the first time.
It wasn’t anything to worry about, he was just starting out with conjunctivitis but as a Mum, you still worry. You don’t want anything happening to this precious little person that you love so much.
I wish I wouldn’t doubt myself, it is true what people say, you do know your own child better than anyone else but sometimes it is better to get a second opinion from a doctor just to be safe.
So I guess what i’m asking is, when you find yourself second guessing yourself, how do you tell the difference between what your gut is telling you and what your anxiety is telling you? I am quite an anxious person to begin with but I wish I could just believe in myself a bit more.