I Was Thinking…
I was doing a bit of research for my upcoming class the other day and I just have to say I LOVE to read research! Research about the brain or child development or basically anything. I love to delve into the absolute newest stuff along with the longtime foundational information. It gives me a real rush to be able to look at situations with my kids and others and draw correlations between what I have learned and what happens in our life.
My nursing education is a great basis for my love of reading research. It’s a lot of the same lingo and perspective. I enjoy reading about the actual study as well as the results – it’s like a good mystery book if you read them in that order.
Over the years, I have learned how important it is to continue to educate myself. There is no way one person can have ALL of the answers. There is no way one psychologist/neurologist/doctor/researcher/therapist can have all of the answers! Not Yet! Neuroscience is learning new information every day! Studies about the challenges our kids face have not really been being done long enough to provide a lot of insight yet. Most importantly, the people in the trenches are only beginning to talk about their struggles and how they overcame them so a whole wealth of knowledge is just beginning to be available in that capacity as well.
As I continue to research, I have come to recognize that I also really enjoy sharing my experience and knowledge. It is a gift I can give to others who are working hard to help their kids heal. It is a way I can make a difference! I still believe that the essential piece to any of it is…US! When we can stick with our kids - no matter what - that is a positive impact!
My message to others is to KEEP learning! There is so much to know. So much we can do if we are armed with knowledge! Even when you think you have tried it allor nothing will work, I urge you to keep trying. Apply one more piece of the puzzle; it might be what brings it all together!