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Is it child abuse if you procrastinate.......

scheduling your child's yearly Dr check up and then forget until months later? I just realized that my daughter is way past the time that she should have had her check up. I am a horrible mother.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:45 PM on May. 14, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • No it's not child abuse.

    Answer by Laila-May at 1:46 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • No its no big deal

    Answer by ria7 at 1:48 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • Do not say that, u re a good mom betewen taking care of her and other things that u have to do u may forget u r a human being and human being are exposed to forget. Just try to have a calendar where u save ur appointments or even u can do it in ur cell phone it will ring when it time u don t have to remember a year appontment. GL

    Answer by Imane1215 at 1:50 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • absolutly not child abuse, dont worry about it

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:50 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • If the pediatrician would just let you schedule it 12 months ahead of time, we'd all be on time.

    Answer by SWasson at 1:50 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • Ummm... You do know that your child doesn't HAVE to go to the doctor for a yearly check-up, right? All they do is weight, height and vaccinations unless you have some concerns about your child.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:00 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • LOL - I'm ALWAYS behind on doctors visits. It's fine. As long as they have the shots they need before Kindergarten.

    Answer by mompam at 2:00 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • Lady if this is the only thing you ever overlook in your childs life, you are doing great! Don't sweat the small stuff!

    Answer by salexander at 2:08 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • I only selectively vax, so outside of that, and a k-5 readiness check... we don't do "routine" care. If they are ill, they see a doctor, if there is an obvious need like a developmental delay (my DS didn't talk until he was almost 3- but now has a vocabulary that most 8 year olds do not), etc. etc. etc. Unless there is a reason, outside of charting growth, that they should see a Dr... well, there isn't a point. "Routine" screenings are a new practice... They came to be when parents began to lose common sense.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 2:12 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • You are not a bad mother!!! Please don't worry about that, sometimes you get side tracked!!! Don't worry, there are far more worse people/parents out there.

    Answer by FUZMOM at 4:17 PM on May. 14, 2010

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