Like most American families with school aged children, our family’s annual flurry of back-to-school preparations includes an annual visit to our child’s pediatrician. Since we generally must take time off work to fit in the pediatrician’s visit around the flurry of work, carpool and other demands of daily living, like most families blessed with relatively healthy children, we tend to remember to schedule the visit when prompted by a minor health concern and/or to save up our requests for prescription refills and questions and concerns about minor or chronic health care issues to discuss with the pediatrician while he conducts his annual check of our sons’ height, weight, blood sugar, eyesight, immunizations and other basic health concerns normally included in an annual well child checkup. Unfortunately, the opportunity for parents to use a single office visit to the pediatrician for a single fee to get caught up with our pediatrician on all current and recurring health care questions and concerns about our child while the pediatrician also conducts an annual checkup appears to be the latest healthcare casualty of Obamacare.
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Parents of children wtih developmental delays or other special needs often express frustration and confusion about dealings with their child’s school. The Warren Center For Children in Richardson Texas is hosting a FREE Workshop on Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 9:30 – 11:30 am on “On How to Build a Positive Relationship With Your Child’s School.” Parents struggling with these complexities often experience workplace attendance and productivity issues. Employers and others who know parents struggling to cope with these issues may want to share information about this workshop or other similar resources.