Empowering Siblings Coping with Congenital Heart Defect

We all know the power of sharing your personal story through illness. As a child life specialist, I work closely with kids to help them find their voice, document it in words, photos or illustrations. It’s therapeutic for the child, but also inspiring to others. I’m excited to share a new children’s book, created by two young siblings, Jack and Everly.

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Supporting Children with a Chronic Illness: Spotlight and Giveaway of Tiger Livy

Adjusting to life after being diagnosed with a chronic illness can be overwhelming for children and families. Having a resource, such as Tiger Livyis helping kids understand their medical experience, validate emotions and build resilience. I’m excited to feature this newly published book with you and host a giveaway.

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Helping Children Cope During a School Lockdown: Spotlight and Giveaway

Our children are growing up in a society where school shootings occur more frequently than ever before. It’s terrifying just to hear about it, let alone experience. It fuels anxiety, leaving parents, educators and students navigating ways to cope. One solution is to be prepared, creating lockdown drills to teach children what to do in this type of traumatic event. Sometimes these drills can create fear and misconceptions for children. Having a children’s book that explains a lockdown drill to children, can be beneficial.

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