Since parenting a child or teen with PANS can be so stressful, the things we love about our PANS kids and teens can get overshadowed by this illness.
It's helpful for us as PANS parents, and for our PANS kids and teens, to slow down and remember the positive qualities that our PANS child or teen possesses.
Those qualities may be hidden right now by the illness, but that doesn't mean they aren't still a part of your PANS child or teen.
Some thoughts to help you answer this question are:
- What about your PANS child or teen makes you smile? It can be a memory or something that currently makes you smile.
- What positive qualities does your PANS chid or teen have (even if they are currently hidden by inflammation)--such as kindness, patience, determination, strength, willingness?
- What positive things do others say about your PANS child or teen? Even if you don't see it yourself, those positive things are part of your PANS child/teen!
Hop on over to my Facebook Group to share your answers to these questions with me and other PANS parents!