Helping Your Child with a Physical Health Condition
A self-help guide for parents
By Mandy Bryon and Penny Titman
A practical and easy to use self-help guide for parents whose children are experiencing problems related to a physical health condition.
Has your child received a medical diagnosis for a long term illness or health condition?
If so, this can be a stressful time for you both. You may have noticed changes in your relationship and behaviour towards your child. For example many parents feel that their child needs more understanding, is more fragile or is struggling to cope physically or emotionally. Your discipline parenting style may change if you feel that they 'suffer enough' already.
Parents often find their confidence and judgement gets knocked off track in the early stages following a diagnosis, but given time and support, they do adapt and develop resilience in themselves and in their child.
This book can help you with:
· Emotional support for managing difference and dealing with difficult behaviour
· Practical suggestions for easing hospital anxiety or navigating feeding problems
· Advice on what to say and when to your child about their illness
· How to ensure you don't neglect yourself or the rest of your family
Written by experts in childhood illness, this step-by-step guide is for any parent who feels isolated or lacking in support.
Helping Your Child is a series for parents and caregivers to support children through developmental difficulties, both psychological and physical. Each guide uses clinically proven techniques.
Series editors: Professor Peter Cooper and Dr Polly Waite
Mandy Bryon (Author)
Dr Mandy Bryon is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Psychology and Play Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London. Mandy has worked as the psychologist for the cystic fibrosis team since 1990. She lectures extensively within the UK and internationally on psychosocial aspects of childhood illness, particularly cystic fibrosis, to professional and parent audiences. Mandy has presented to national and international audiences at cystic fibrosis conferences. Mandy has conducted research into the psychological impact of childhood illness, particularly sibling relationships, adherence to treatment, attachment, eating disorders and body image disturbance in cystic fibrosis and has authored a number of academic papers for peer-reviewed journals.
Penny Titman (Author)
Dr Penny Titman is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and has worked in general and specialist paediatric services, as well as child mental health settings, for over 20 years. She has particular expertise in stem cell transplant and immunology and has published several academic papers in this field. In addition she is the author of Understanding Childhood Eczema, a book for parents of children with eczema, and co-author with Melinda Edwards of Promoting Psychological Well-being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness.
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07 Feb 2019
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