For any parent, there are challenges and hurdles along the road to raising a child, and adding a serious illness to the mix can be overwhelming. However, there are many ways to minimize this burden on yourself, provide your child a fulfilling life, and still make time to be present for them.
Acceptance is the First Step
All patients who receive a life changing diagnosis need time to process the news, and your children are no different. Children of all ages will not only digest this information differently, but will also need varied kinds of explanations. Considering how this information will affect your child is also very important.
Teenagers have more autonomy and require less 24/7 care, but will also need to understand […]
No matter how famous, how smart, or how prepared you are parenting an adolescent can be a daunting task. Parenthetical is designed to help and support you as you prepare to meet that challenge. It’s a blog, a website, and a social network, all in one place, where you can talk with other parents and interact with experienced parenting educators and adolescent development experts from University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Extension.
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