If your child has a chronic illness or condition, it might be hard for you to let go – but it’s still important. In this video, teenagers living with chronic conditions talk about steps to independence. This might mean eating a meal without help, getting dressed, or going out alone on public transport. It can be a good idea to start early with things like going to the doctors alone or taking medications.
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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
Family & teens chronic conditions
Peer support & chronic illness