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Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

Parents

Becoming a parent can be considered as one of life's biggest adventures, full of wonder, hope, and unexpected challenges. Although most parents can plan and want to have a baby, they cannot predict how life will be once at home with one or more children.

The CHUSJ would, therefore, like to make a natural observation. The CHUSJ has been receiving families in the hospital for more than 100 years. It knows first-hand that life is not always easy. It would like to offer families a place where they can feel some normalcy when they are experiencing difficult moments with their child or children. The fact that a parent recognizes that they have good and difficult moments does not make them a bad parent. On the contrary, the moment they recognize that a situation is difficult and they need help, they are, in fact, preventing themselves from experiencing a meltdown.

Certain situations can sometimes make a parent feel helpless or inept, such as when:

  • their baby cries non-stop;
  • their toddler never seems to stop touching everything;
  • their two-year-old does whatever pleases them before their very eyes;
  • their four-year-old always runs away in the shopping centre;
  • their young daughter refuses to dress herself every morning or roles around on the floor for 5 minutes before they must leave for work;
  • their older child brings about situations that are different from those of their younger ones, yet they arouse the same feelings (frustration, helplessness, and anger).
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Updated on 10/6/2014
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