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All parents face two vital child-rearing choices:
It may be easy for you to hover and place excessive limits on your child because they have a heart problem.
Being too protective will hinder your child's emotional growth, especially their chance to become self-sufficient.
To foster their independence, you must gauge your parenting style to avoid hovering.
If your teen or young adult with heart disease is dependent and clingy, they'll have trouble adapting to life.
Parents are the first line of defense in helping each other avoid shielding their child. Other family members and health care staff can also help.
Any chronic childhood illness brings a special need for both the parents and the sick child to be more responsible.
Kids with chronic heart disease need to:
You should teach your child this trait early and include a wide range of issues, especially those about health.
You can help your child learn competence by using discipline that is kind, firm, and consistent. This will make it easier for your child to grow into a well-adjusted adult.
For the Heart Institute at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, call 412-692-5540.
Or if you don't live close to Pittsburgh, find UPMC Children's heart care near you.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
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