One day a week I do peds. I hated peds in clinicals, and it seems it hasn't changed. Let's start off by saying that I never plan to have kids. I've never wanted them. I don't hate them, but I find no enjoyment in them. I feel for them, I was once a kid, and I don't want bad things to happen to them, but I don't enjoy spending time around them.
A lot of it is the parents. They stick their heads out and call for someone, complain about any waiting, and they either show up way early, or way late, or without an appointment and demand their child be worked into our extremely busy schedule. They also let their kids run, scream ( I have to admit, the 'screech' is what makes me hate peds the most, I just can't tolerate that high pitch screaming, it makes me want to start throwing things) make messes, and cry and flail for every little thing. I know kids are kids, I get that it happens once in a while, but it seems none of these kids have ever been disciplined. When I was a child I would have been spanked for any noisemaking, touching things that aren't mine, screaming, etc in public at all. The ones that are rude little brats and their parents just say "Oh, it's ADD" get me as well. Or the parents who clearly need a visit from CPS or who are bad parents make me angry (abuse, neglect, etc.) and the situations are infuriating. How can I make this less miserable? I dread it!