Giving Thanks for Being Great Parents
At this time of year, I find myself saying thanks for a lot of things. For example, I want to thank all the readers who have supported my First with Kids columns over the past few years. I too am thankful the columns have lasted this long and that people I meet tell me they find them helpful. But even more importantly, I want to thank parents that have set great examples for their children by doing such things as:
I hope that all children will be thankful at this time of year too for what they have – be it family, friends, teachers, food to eat and even clothes to wear – and to think about ways of helping others who may not be as fortunate. Finally, I hope that everyone will remember that improving the health of your children is a Thanksgiving feast unto itself and something for which we can all be thankful.
Lewis First, M.D., is chief of Pediatrics at Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. You can also catch "First with Kids" weekly on WOKO 98.9FM and WPTZ Channel 5, or visit the First with Kids video archives at http://www.FletcherAllen.org/firstwithkids