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Planned Hospitalization Tips for Parents

This week I wanted to share with you a great article written by Cleveland Jewish News I found about ways that parents can help their kids during hospitalization. 83 more words

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To ease a parent's grief, say the child's name aloud

Every year the children’s hospital in Syracuse, NY, hosts a memorial service for its young patients who are now “angels.”

Many things resonated with me Friday night as I sat among several dozen families who had lost a child to cancer or other disease, but three stand out. 515 more words

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A Deeper Look Into Child Life

Here’s another great article from Iowa Now, highlighting many of the things that child life specialists do for patients and families in the hospital. I particularly like how it points out how a specialist’s schedule fluctuates even within a few hours. 34 more words

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Webinar on Private Practice

Spring is here and the sun is shining in Houston!  I can’t believe it’s April.  My husband and I went to Charleston, SC for a week of vacation in March and it’s been a whirlwind ever since.  317 more words

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Monthly Book Club: Dinosaurs Discuss Death

It’s time for another book feature! This month I’m sharing with you one of my favorite books on death and dying. Now, you may be thinking, “whoa there, who wants to read about dying”? 582 more words

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Friday Fun: Salute To Patients

So Child Life Month is coming to an end, but I wanted to share with you an inspiring video from The Children’s Hospital of Montefiore. They made a great music video featuring the patients and highlighting things that make them so awesome. So take a look!

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The Friday Worries Begin...

Some of you know the struggles of the weekly swim lessons that my five-year old deals with. He gets very anxious all week-long, especially Thursday evenings and all day Friday. 277 more words

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