Notes On Getting Through Painful Procedures

If you’re reading this post on a website about childrens’ pain,  I think you’re going to recognise the feeling I’m about to describe. Yesterday I took my daughter for a set of x-rays. I was dreading it. As I expected, she was required to hold many different positions so that her joints could be accurately […]

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Be The Boss of Your Pain – A Book For Children

I’ve just been recommended this resource, Be the Boss of Your Pain. It teaches children to manage and relieve the pain of common headaches and stomach aches, as well as pain related to injuries and illness. The book covers self-care skills including belly breathing, positive self-talk and aromatherapy. It’s in a softcover book, 64 pages, […]

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What Makes Something Better is Connection

If things are tough in your family I’m sure you’ve been on the end of some well meaning comments. “At least you know what you’re dealing with.” “At least you’ve got two other children who are well.” “At least your kid isn’t dying like some others are.” Have you noticed how flat these comments can […]

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