|Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst New York.|
and has worked in the ophthalmology
field of medicine for over 30 years
Are the children raising the Parents today?
Working in the medical field for the last 35 years I have pretty much seen it all.
The most annoying thing of all is when parents have a medical appointment and they bring the small children with them who are out of control. They tell the parent what they want to do and become disruptive to the entire office and staff. They run in and out of rooms, have tantrums when they don't get their way and make it near impossible to examine the patient. What happened to the child who can sit quietly and play with a toy you have brought to occupy them? They were taught to use their manners in public.
I even had a woman who in the middle of her examination started to nurse her 3 year old while I was trying to ask her relevant
questions. I know it is not always easy to find someone to watch your small children but in a routine exam that was planned out, it seems more thought can go into child care prior to the exam.