How can you prepare your child for independence?
Transition to independence is challenging and important for all kids, but helping your child make good choices on his own when he or she also has a chronic illness can be complicated. How much independence is too much? At what age do you start planning for transition and allowing your child to make choices? How can we let our kids make their own decisions – and their own mistakes – when the stakes are so high? How can kids learn to self-advocate? What can parents do to help their chronically ill kids be able to listen to their own bodies, and to learn to plan accordingly?
Join us for a special presentation on “Tools for Transition: Gaining independence” with Ann Weaver, patient advocate at Thrive RX, and Dr. Parag Shah, medical director of the Children’s Chronic Illness Transition Team at Lurie Children’s Hospital.