All right, kittehz. Need your input with this parents and myopic kids problem!
The e-mails and messages and Facebook posts from sad or scared or panicked parents with myopic children are really starting to be a bit overwhelming.
It’s all quite different from you or me going, hey I want to do something about this myopia I’ve been having for the past x-many years. Sure once in a while somebody is particularly distraught about their eyes but in general, it’s not an urgently emotional topic.
Parents though, there is a lot of (understandable) emotion. And it’s kind of a lot to be reading, most days these days. Leaving me a bit helpless since I can’t myself pat everybody on the back and reassure them that it’ll be fine, a bit of a learning curve, not the end of the world, that what they’re being told about a permanent genetic defect is simply not true.
Thinking … fellow parents. There are plenty of success stories, lots of parents have figured this out. Can we recruit them to be the ones helping the new arrive-ees?
Maybe, maybe not. Parents are busy. Once a problem is solved, mostly people move on with life and all the other things going on.
I made a Facebook group, to test the various waters: Redirecting...
Would love your thoughts on how we might structure a long term successful approach to helping parents sort this out!