Being recently diagnosed with a chronic illness can be both a relief and overwhelming, as you now have to deal with this condition for the rest of your life. Taking small steps to educate yourself and ask your doctor or other support groups questions can help ease your transition.
Parenting is a challenge of the best of times, but add a chronic illness like juvenile arthritis (JA) and your job gets much more difficult. Kim P Miller is mother to two boys who have JA and have used her experience to write a book to help other parents of children with JA. Living with Juvenile Arthritis: A Parent's Guide is written in…