I recently posted a new “Chronic Communication Tip” in the “Living with Diabetes” area. This tip is focused on ways to get everyone in the family involved in sharing the workload at home, helping to keep the home running smoothly and feeling involved.
Here is a link to it: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-artic...
When a parent has a chronic condition, household routines, including the chores, can get disrupted. For example, some days, Mom or Dad may not feel like getting the dishes done, or you might be having frozen food for dinner, or fast food sometimes. Or the laundry might not get done every Wednesday. Mom or Dad may have trouble holding up their end some days, or have to modify their activity levels.
If both parents are in the house, maybe the other one takes over and do more of the work. Or not. Either way, kids see that something is different. And while adults don’t like change, children like it even less. Even small changes in routine can leave them feeling scared.
I am really interested in how you are handling the workload at your house. Have you had to make any adjustments in what you do around the house? Have your families pitched in?
Any tips that you want to share on how you handle the chores at our house? Any advice for getting your family members to pitch in? Need some ideas from us on how to get the conversation going?
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
Next Discussion: The challenge of diabetes self management »