Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 6619 MSFocus Summer 2016 Determining “who started it” in the children’s squabbles was impossible. There was no way that I had the energy to get to the bottom of the problem. So I learned to send both of the kids to their rooms to figure out a solution to their problem. At first, it was pretty funny. They would each go to their room and shout to the other one. “I’m never letting you out of your room! You’re staying there for the rest of your life!” The other one would reply, “That’'s okay! You're going to stay in your room for a million gazillion years!” However, the angry words soon stopped and the kids began to talk and negotiate a truce. I stayed out of the loop and they learned to solve their own problems. It was a win-win for everyone. Being a responsible parent has been the most difficult “job” I’ve ever had, and, as I watch them parent our five grandchildren, I have validation that my MS didn’t ruin their lives. If anything, perhaps it made them stronger, more compassionate, and more capable than many adults with less dramatic and stressful upbringings. Diagnosed with primary progressive MS at 32 with a five- year-old daughter and three-year-old son, Shelley Peterman Schwarz worried how her MS would affect her two children. Today Jamie is 42 and Andrew is 40. They’re married with children of their own, and thank- fully are healthy. You can contact at or visit           / H D U Q  0R U H  D W  $ T X L O D & R U S  F R P Visit Our Website At Receive a 10% Discount Use Coupon Code: MSF Or Call Us Toll Free 877-879-1450 Warming Vests Hand & Foot Warmers Warming Cushions Herbal Wraps Heat Packs & More! Cooling Vests Neck & Wrist Coolers Fans & Sunscreens Hats, Caps, Visors Misting Products & More! Your Place For Personal Cooling & Warming Products! HEAT RELIEF DEPOT™ Or Call Us Toll Free 877-879-1450