Living with an asthmatic child

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My advice when dealing with a child with asthma is that you have to accept that your child has asthma. I say that because I spent about a year and a half not accepting it. Doing half measures. Saying, "No, no he just wheezes once in awhile." We actually ended up in the hospital twice because of that. It was the second time that I was able to honestly convince my husband that we have an asthmatic child. The resistance to labeling. You don't want to label your child with anything. But in fact when we said, "We have a kid with asthma. Let's get all the apparatus we need including the electronic nebulizer." That is the most genius invention because you can take it everywhere. You actually never have to go to the hospital again with an asthmatic child if you keep the medicine with you and the nebulizer with you. Which I actually keep in a backpack. It has been on airplanes, every major city in the country with me. I even took it up to Big Sir with me and thank God because my boy started wheezing. We pulled into a Starbucks. I plugged it in. He got his medicine, and we had a great vacation. So the most important thing is to say, "Yes, my kid has this problem. How am I going to help him?"

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Dani Klein Modisett is the creator/producer/director of the shows “Afterbirth…stories you won’t read in Parents magazine,” and Not What I Signed Up For. These are live storytelling shows where acclaimed actors and writers perform original, funny stories about how marriage and parenting challenges them in unexpected ways. The NY Post raved about Afterbirth… calling it,"the Vagina Monologues for the stroller set.” After playing to sold out audiences for five years in Los Angeles and NYC and also making stops in Boston and San Francisco, an anthology of stories from Afterbirth was published as a book by St. Martin’s Press. Dani is a contributor to Huffington Post, Parents Magazine, and the LA Times. Before having children, Dani worked as a comic, performing across the country and participating in the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival with a solo show she wrote called “The Move.” She also taught Stand-up comedy at UCLA and now teaches a workshop at I O West called “Writing For Performance.” Afterbirth is in production as a web series for the launch of Disney’s website for Mom’s, “Not What I Signed Up For” is being developed as a pilot for television with Jerry Weintraub’s company. Dani is a graduate of Dartmouth College and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

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