Shahrokh Estakhri’s daughter birthday

To parents struggling with birthday-related guilt, Lesack advises, “Be thankful that your child reached this milestone, be thankful that you’re able to be there to reach this milestone with your child. … In your own mind reframe those important things in life right now. And then think about what can be done in a few months or virtually that can help that parent also be proud of that milestone that was met.”