Your kid has something “different” about them and you want to make it better. So does mine. I understand that you don’t want them, even for a nano second, to fell different than other kids. You’d do anything take away any moments of self-doubt or feelings of inferiority.
But what, exactly, can you do to make them feel less self-conscious?
If you take a page from Philippe Aumond and Camille Boivin’s book, you get a tattoo that matches whatever it is about them that’s different.
That’s right. These parents, from Quebec, each got a realistic looking tattoo of an insulin pump after their son received the real deal when he was 3 1/2.
As they explained it
He adapted pretty quick, but one time he told me that he felt different and he was wondering if he was alone in the world, you know, wearing a pump…Before we had the pump, I think the way he felt is that having shots was just a little part of his day and nobody had to know. But then now, he was wearing a pump, and people could see it and people were asking questions and I think that’s what bothered him a little bit. So he felt really alone.
I’ve heard of parents shaving their head when a child loses their hair to chemotherapy or a medical condition, and this takes that idea one step, or one giant leap depending on how you look at it, further.
Would you do something similar for your child? Have you done something similar for your child? Luckily for me, I already wear glasses, so I don’t think I will need to visit my friendly local tattoo artist any time soon.
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