Every parent wants to keep his or her child safe. However, some children need more safety precautions than others.
Caring for a loved one with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) can make safety even more important. That's why each caregiver needs to find his or her comfort zone when it comes to safety. Ask yourself, what risks am I willing to take? What do I need to do to make my loved one safe when in the house, out in the yard, or at school? There is an endless supply of answers.
Here are a few tips from caregivers on keeping your loved one with LGS safe:
Keeping your loved one with LGS safe is an important concern that may change as he or she grows up and begins to participate in different activities in different environments. Letting your loved one take a few calculated risks can help build his or her confidence, instill resilience, and help him or her find success and happiness in everyday tasks. Be flexible, adjust, and make sure that everyone who interacts with your loved one understands how important safety is to you and your family.
With a little planning, there's a lot you can do to protect your loved one at home, at school, and on the go.