Motivating Kids With Hope Instead of Fear
by Kerri Sparling, guest blogger, SixUntilMe.com
After almost 30 years with type 1 diabetes, I’ve heard the “fear pitch” from many medical professionals and family members. What these folks fail to realize is that as soon as the fear factors of diabetes are highlighted, I start to tune out. It took me a long time of living with type 1 diabetes to come to this realization, and it’s one that I wished I had shared with my parents sooner. Here’s why.
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