One of the greatest joys life has to offer, is the opportunity to become a parent! Having epilepsy doesn’t have to restrict you from becoming a parent! Early in the 20th century, many states had laws against marriage and parenthood for persons with epilepsy, but all these prohibitions have been repealed. There are no legal barriers between epilepsy and parenthood, except for those associated with custody suits.
Parenting and having epilepsy can be quite the task however! Managing your seizures, medications, doctor appointments, while making sure your children have all they need socially, emotionally etc.!
We want to know from you! What is parenting like for you, while managing your seizures? What precautions do you take? What advice could you give to other parents with epilepsy? How have you explained your epilepsy to your children and how do your children feel about your condition?