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When a Child Has a Chronic Illness: Tips for Managing Family Stress

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Tami Benton, MD, the executive director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses normalizing family life and setting limits when a child has a chronic medical condition. Tip #1: a child is a child first, no matter what illness he or she has to cope with. For more from the Child Mind Institute visit For more on parenting visit Visit our mental health guide: Worried about your child? Connect symptoms and behaviors to possible childhood psychiatric and learning disorders: