Tips to help your child on treatment

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It can be hard to support your child while they are receiving treatment and they may be scared or overwhelmed. Some parents have shared their tips to help you support your child when they are receiving treatment:

  • ‘Seek out play therapists, comfort first technicians. Do what you can to find “better”, less traumatic ways for your child to have procedures.’
  • ‘During chemo or after chemo bring a special soft toy or blanket that your child is familiar with.’
  • ‘Use distraction techniques when accessing port i.e. using the iPad, reading etc.’
  • ‘Make admissions seem as everyday as possible to help reduce perception of disruption to child and family.’

What do you do to help your child when they are receiving treatment? Share them in the comments below.

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