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what you do for children with congenital heart diseases to make sure they live a happy life?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 39 years experience
Emphasize normality: Depending upon the severity of the heart disease, there may be physical limitations. Try to emphasize what they can do rather than what they cannot. Most children recognize their limitations and do not require reminders. They should be allowed to be children. They also require the same discipline that children without heart disease require.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Amen to that! If they have motor or other developmental issues, access early intervention & educational supports. Model good dietary habits.
Oct 30, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Amen to that! If they have motor or other developmental issues, access early intervention & educational supports. Model good dietary habits.
Oct 30, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
I still have no answer to the duplications, sorry! I'll add: Meet with parents who have older children with the same condition.
Oct 30, 2012

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