little shout out PSA as we all get the kiddos ready for back to school!
you are the parent of your babies. (yes even your 20 year olds. I will call Grey my baby until he is old and saggy and gray. and even then he will still be my baby!)
and that means YOU are in charge of their health and wellness. no one else. you get to teach them to be empowered and how to treat and respect their own bodies.
how freaking cool is THAT?! you get to be the gate keepers of their bodies, until they can be that for themselves.
you get to decide what you feel is best for them, based on your mama/dada instincts.
listen to those instincts. lean into them, and do some digging and research if you feel called to.
in most states, you aren’t actually “required” to do anything for your child to go to school. you don’t have to send in lysol if the teacher asks. girlllll I’ll send you wine and thieves wipes and paper towels and a wing and a prayer - but not Lysol. (most prefer my approach 😂😂😂)
they require their medical records. not that you adhere to what is “supposed” to be on them. there may be some tricky language to make you THINK that, but, know. your. rights.
you are the parent. you do what YOU think is best for your babies, whatever that is.