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Appreciating All Child Caregivers

In Health, Lifestyle, Parenting by Elizabeth Stephenson

On October 30, 2015, President Barack Obama proclaimed that: “Day in and day out, selfless and loving Americans provide care and support to family members and friends in need.  They are parents, spouses, children, siblings, relatives, and neighbors who uphold their unwavering commitment to ensure the lives of their loved ones shine bright with health, safety, and dignity.  During National Family Caregivers Month, we rededicate ourselves to making sure our selfless caregivers have the support they need to maintain their own well-being and that of those they love.” With this proclamation began National Family Caregivers Month, which expanded from the preexisting National Family Caregiver’s Week and recurs every November. Many people who become long-term family caregivers for seniors, family members with disabilities, or special needs children usually do not anticipate …