Parenting a child with a chronic illness is not simply a full-time job; it’s an all-time job. Living with Juvenile Arthritis: A Parent’s Guide provides support to parents and caregivers of children with juvenile arthritis through helpful tips and guidance from a parent who has successfully navigated the challenges of raising two children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Learn more about arthritis, its symptoms, diagnosis scenarios, treatment options, managing pain, and handling flare-ups. Discover strategies for dealing with the unpredictability and individuality of your child’s condition. Build a support team of healthcare professionals, cultivate healthy relationships within your family, and focus on what’s most important—raising a happy, well-adjusted child.
"One of the best books for parents I have read on the topic. It provides practical guidance from a mother with experience and is written in an easy to understand style. The tools provided are practical and well described. I especially like the stories by parents and children themselves. Their view gives an authenticity to the book in a compelling way. There are many aspects of the book that are rarely found in other books aimed at parents of children with a chronic condition. For example, there is a section on how to be effective in searching the internet for some specific needed information for one's child. Of course I especially liked the chapter on pain management because it does not just talk about medications but rather the complementary therapies and home therapies that parents can use to help their child in pain. While this book is targeted for parents of children with arthritis, I enthusiastically urge parents of children with chronic pain from other causes as well as children with other chronic conditions to read the book. It will have value for all parents. The author, Kimberly Miller, is to be congratulated on an outstanding and extremely useful book!”
—Lonnie Zeltzer, MD
Director, Pediatric Pain and Comfort Care Program
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
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Author: Kimberly Poston Miller
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Dimensions: 6 x 9”
Also Available: eBook