This was part of my last post but I felt it needed one of its own...
One aspect of having a preemie that I have given a lot of thought to over the years, is not knowing how much history to give to certain people.
Giving a complete history to a new doc/specialist is a no brainer.
But, what about school forms?
The classroom teacher?
The piano teacher?
Parent of her friend?
Strangers who inquire about her size/behavior/distinct look?
I know my feelings on this subject are colored by the past. But I am still left wondering... "Who needs to know what?" Will she be judged differently if they know she is a former preemie? Will she be judged unfairly (behavior wise) if I don't tell them she is a former preemie. If they know she is a preemie, when she acts differently, will they be more understanding? Will that "understanding" take the form of allowing her to get away with negative behavior? If they know her history, will they not challenge her as much as the next child?