All those crazy swirling emotions when you find out your child needs glasses

One of the most common things I hear from parents whose child has just gotten glasses is that they’re surprised by the intensity of their emotions, and often they feel bad for feeling bad. I know I was filled with worry and was a bit upset, but more than anything felt guilty for feeling upset. So here’s what I want everyone to know: your feelings are your feelings – they aren’t good or bad or weird, they simply are.

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Musings on the video of the baby getting glasses

I love videos like this that show a baby or young child getting glasses and then reacting to being able to see. That video has been the subject of a whole lot of articles and news stories now, but I wanted to add some of my own thoughts.

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