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.
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.
This question comes from Andrea. Her 2.5 year old daughter just started wearing a patch. She’s looking for suggestions of where to find a doll with an eye patch.
This question for the Little Four Eyes community comes from Jim. He’s looking for thoughts or recommendations on a robust glasses frame for a child. His 8 year has a tendency to express anger destructively, most recently turning his glasses in to a four piece set.