Supporting Siblings of a Hospitalized Child

Siblings of a hospitalized child often have a mixture of emotions that can cause struggles in their coping skills. There can be a lot of confusion, jealousy, sadness, and anger, along with loneliness and separation anxiety. The focus and attention tend to be on the child that is ill, leaving the healthy children to navigate this medical journey that impacts the whole family. Parents and caregivers are also overwhelmed and need additional support for themselves and the rest of their family.

I’m delighted to introduce a former student of mine, Jessica Torres who is helping to fill this large gap in service by creating a sibling support workbook.

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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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