Dr. Brad Jerson and Petra Amrein of the Connecticut Children's Medical Center talk with us about how chronic medical conditions affect children's school life and how you can help! Some major takeaways:
1. School is kids' life. They don't like missing any days. So try to make them feel as normal as possible by getting them back to school as quickly as possible!
2. Collaborate as much as possible with the school to make going back to school as easy as possible.
3. Be on the lookout for depression and anxiety. Major changes in your child, such as developing a chronic medical condition, can put them at risk for developing mood disorders, which can actually make their chronic condition worse!