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Life With Chronic Illness: Your Kids Can Help

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Father and son washing dishes.
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Father and daughter cleaning the kitchen.
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How do I get my kids to help?


Father and daughter dancing and cleaning.
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Disclaimer


Girl folding laundry.
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Be realistic


Toddler helping mother do laundry.
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Start early


Family walking a dog together.
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Educate your kids


Mother and daughter washing dishes.
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Work as a team


Children chores list.
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Be explicit


Lazy teenage boy on the couch.
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Know their unique personalities


Children raking leaves.
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Divide and conquer


Father and daughter washing the car.
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Let them know how this helps you


Mother hugging daughter.
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Make sure you notice


Vacuuming
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Let things go


Family bike ride.
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Plan fun


Family cleaning the living room together.
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Don’t do RA alone


Cathy Kramer

Cathy Kramer

@cateepoo88

Cathy Kramer has been married longer than not and is a mom to two young adults plus an aging border collie. She splits her days/nights between two community colleges as an ESL/ABE instructor. She is a strong believer in gratitude and attempts to leave a smile everywhere she goes. Cathy shares her positive voice as an advocate in the rheumatoid arthritis (RA), chronic illness, and self-care communities. Her ongoing journey with RA can be found on her blog The Life and Adventures of Cateepoo. She often hangs out @cateepoo88 on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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