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Parent Hospitalized

How To Help Children And Youth Whose Parent Is Hospitalized

Serious Illness; Long Term Illness

Having a seriously ill parent can be very hard on children or youth who feel their own and the family’s anxiety and worry. They want to help but can’t. This can lead to distrust of feelings, love and relationships. Without help, it can lead to children or youth being self-centered, withdrawn, fearful, angry, anxious, depressed and suspicious. These qualities can be harmful to self-confidence and successful engagement in learning. Early help can make growing up a lot easier for children & youth. They can have more full and successful adult lives.

First, We Would Investigate

Second, We Would Investigate

For Long Term Support
We Would Investigate

  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Western Medicine
  • Osteopathy
  • Attitudinal Healing
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Meditation
  • Flower Essences
  • Homeopathy
  • Herbology
  • EMDR
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Support For Parents
  • Aromatherapy
  • Aikido
  • Yoga
  • Music Lessons
  • Drumming
  • Expressive Arts
  • Music Therapy
  • Ayurveda
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Meditation
  • Expressive Arts
  • Attitudinal Healing
  • Flower Essences
  • Aromatherapy

On Our Own We Would Try: • Pets • Bedtime Stories and Chats • Wholesome Pleasures • Back Rubs and Foot Massages • Replace sodas, juices, sugars, fats, fast foods with water, veggies, whole grains, nuts, protein, fruit, slow food • Long Walks/Hikes • Nature • Less or No TV, Movies, Video/Computer Games.

For Parents: • Many hospitals have social workers and therapists who can be very helpful to children & youth with hospitalized parents. • Involving friends and families can also help the child or youth get energy. • The adults in the family need to get emotional support so they can support the children or youth. • Caretakers need to take very good care of themselves to avoid burnout. • Getting respite care is very important for everyone.

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