In this video, parents of teenagers with a chronic illness or condition talk about the challenges they face as a family. Treatments can take up a lot of time, and parents say they need to be organised and find ways to spend time with their other children too. They say it’s important to include everyone in normal family activities.
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This video was developed in collaboration with the Youth Health and Wellbeing Team, NSW Kids and Families (formerly Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health).
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Teens with chronic conditions
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