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What effect does having a chronically ill parent have on a child?

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Dr. Rafael De Haro
Pediatrics

In brief: Dealing with stress

Depending on the age and personality of a child, the effects of having a chronically ill parent can be significant.
Open communication and support are critical. ?'s need to be answered and efforts made to insure that incorrect assumptions by the child dont unduly affect them. I recommend counseling whenever a child seems to be overwhelmed. Teachers can provide input too. Reassurance important.

In brief: Dealing with stress

Depending on the age and personality of a child, the effects of having a chronically ill parent can be significant.
Open communication and support are critical. ?'s need to be answered and efforts made to insure that incorrect assumptions by the child dont unduly affect them. I recommend counseling whenever a child seems to be overwhelmed. Teachers can provide input too. Reassurance important.
Dr. Rafael De Haro
Dr. Rafael De Haro
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