The Chronically Ill Child: Real Advice from a Parent-Caregiver

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When your child is chronically ill, it can be a daily struggle to manage their care and yours. Today’s guest, Caryn Anthony, patient advocate and author of the blog “Any Way the Wind Blows,” shares her personal experiences and insights on caregiving and grief for families raising a child with a significant medical condition, including

• Ways to encourage independence and resilience
• How to deal with your child’s emotional needs
• The impact that a prolonged disease can have on the entire family
• How to explain long-term illness to a child and their community
• Tips to develop working partnerships with health care professionals and more…

About Caryn Anthony: Caryn Anthony shares her first-hand experience as a parent and the primary caregiver through her child’s illness and passing on the blog “Any Way the Wind Blows” published on Courageous Parents Network. (https://courageousparentsnetwork.org/) an educational platform for families and providers. Her writing has also appeared in The Huffington Post, Grown and Flown, and Modern Loss.

Caryn serves as chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council for Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. She is also a nonprofit consultant and executive coach working with mission-driven organizations in human services, healthcare, education, social justice, and the arts.

Listen to this insightful and inspiring interview first Friday, October 23, at 7 PM ET and later in podcast and share this link with family and friends: www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com/Parent

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