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Communication Tips for Families of Kids Impacted by Chronic Illness

Season 1, Ep. 3

In this week’s episode of The UpBeat Podcast powered by CoachArt, co-hosts Greg and Roxanne sit down with CoachArt parent and board member, Elena, to discuss her family’s experiences with chronic illness. Her unique journey began when her son Brad was diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor at the age of 14.


Much of Elena’s guidance centers on communication. And sometimes it’s hard to take stock of all the avenues of communication that will experience stress as the family navigates their new path — between the diagnosed and their family; between the diagnosed and their peers; within the family including the diagnosed; between the parents of the child; and all other relationships that exist within and around a family. 


For more tips and resources on communication when dealing with a childhood chronic illness, visit our full post.


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