Yes, it can be difficult to “work with children”, but I believe that is okey. Being part of a team striving to help children be healthy physically and mentally is the best work I could have found for myself. Being a Pediatric RN for many years has been a huge part of my life, an important part of my identity...sort of a ‘calling’ I think.
Any difficulty I find doing this gratifying and meaningful work is not a negative. How good I feel helping make children’s lives better, is what matters.
Does it come naturally doing this work? I have wondered over the years that maybe it does....
Finally, what I do know is one has to love the innocence, the spontaneity, and the wonderment of childhood, and also be willing to be challenged by their struggles, families, and needs.
Good luck to you!