What young patients have taught this GP about parenting

Gaining insights as a doctor has enriched my relationships with my sons, says Dr Leanne Rowe

Despite meticulous time management and delegation as a doctor, there were times when I found cobwebs on the laundry left on the clothesline too long, or a mouldy school lunch or squashed banana forgotten at the bottom of a school bag at home.

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I would ensure all the important school dates were in my diary, but I was often tripped up by the curriculum day when school was suddenly off without time to organise childcare.

On one such occasion, a prominent psychiatrist and his wife, also a psychiatrist, happened to be staying at my home and kindly offered to look

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