Creating a Legacy for Your Child

Guest Blogger, Sara Stamp Founder of Layla’s Legacy

Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. It’s why when someone learns you’ve lost a child, their first response is typically “I can’t even imagine what you’re going through.” Truly, they can’t because our brains aren’t wired that way. Sigmund Freud once said that people run towards pleasure and run away from pain. Thank you Captain Obvious. What is more painful than imagining the death of your child? In short – nothing.

Read more

Supporting Children with Special Healthcare Needs in School

Guest Blogger, Patty Weiner, Originally published at Mommybites 

Approximately six million children are hospitalized in the U.S. each year.

Children with special healthcare needs may have chronic health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, autism, cancer, cerebral palsy, heart disorders or other conditions that may impact their normal activities intermittently for more than three months out of the year. Read more

Top 10 Child Life Memes

Let’s face it, child life specialists encounter some of the craziest things. We’re there to help kids and families cope with challenging and traumatic life experiences in the hospital and community. We love our profession! To avoid burnout and compassion fatigue, we try to instill healthy self-care habits. Humor is usually one of them.

Read more