It can be very busy being a parent. One younger child needs got to eat, play, poop, and repeat while another child may have volleyball and soccer practice, then pizza with friends. Then you have to finish the laundry, pick up groceries, make sure homework gets done and possibly go to work. It is no wonder the keys can get locked in the car occasionally with the busy schedules parents encounter. To help you in times of need, here are a few professionals to keep in your contact list for your benefit as a parent.
After Hours Nurse Hotline
Your little one has an odd looking rash developing on his belly and it’s after 9 pm. Since it’s not a life threatening emergency, you can give an after-hours nurse center a call, such as Nurse on Call by Coventry Health Care.
When someone in the home forgets to put away cleaners filled with potentially harmful chemical after wiping down the kitchen, you will be happy to have the national number for Poison Control on speed dial in case something goes wrong.
Someone in your home has come down with a stomach bug and can’t seem to kick it. They have been kept hydrated, but continues to feel ill and vomits everything they try to eat. “At this point, it’s time to make the pediatrician appointment to figure out what other steps should be taken,” recommends Dr. Gilbert Webb.
You’ve managed to keep your cool during a crazy day full of distractions and tasks when you realize the keys are locked in the car. Thankfully, you have a good locksmith in your contact list to call and help you out.
In any case that something can go wrong, it is useful to have your local law enforcement ready to dial when needed. It can be a great tool for when your kids get into their teens and you start to trust them with later curfews. If your children know you won’t hesitate to call authorities when needed, they will make a better effort to be home by their curfew.
We plan for sickness and for college, but we rarely plan for a legal defense. Lisa Green author of On Your Case: A Compassionate (and Only Slightly Bossy) Legal Guide for Every Stage of a Woman’s Life, says all parents should have a defense lawyer on call. “I cannot count the number of kids I know, good kids, who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time,” she says to Fox News.
Even smart kids fall behind or need some help with different areas of schooling. It’s good to let a professional tutor help them understand the material they’re trying to learn.
Mothers have fed, housed, played with, driven to and from, picked up groceries, made dinner, talked to after-hours nurses, poison control, the police department, a defense lawyer and read a goodnight story. Let someone else, a professional, do the deep cleaning to help you out when things get out of control at times.
As a parent, it’s important to relax and get rejuvenated when you get time. Besides, you have earned it. When the kids are occupied and you find yourself with free time, call up a favorite massage therapist and book an “emergency” appointment.
Keeping these professionals’ contact information on hand will make emergencies and situations less terrifying. Having a good standing relationship with each of these specialists will also help you when you need help quickly