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Kids’ Top Questions About Psoriatic Arthritis

Dealing with this disease is tough. Answering your child’s questions about it can be even tougher. Here’s what to tell them.

By Alison Gwinn
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Must-Ask Questions for Your Kid’s MS Doctor

Knowing the right questions to ask your doctor can help you (and your child) understand exactly what a pediatric MS diagnosis means.

By Claire Gillespie
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School Success With Pediatric MS

We've got simple, doable advice for helping your child with MS manage recess, homework, fatigue and more.

By Holly Pevzner
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Helping Kids With MS Manage Relapses

Children with multiple sclerosis tend to have more frequent flare-ups than adults with the condition do. Here’s what you need to know to help them navigate their symptoms so they can focus on what they do best: being kids.

By Sheryl Nance-Nash
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Ready, Set, Go! How to Keep Kids With MS Active

Don’t let a multiple sclerosis diagnosis sideline your kid from sports and play. Give them—and their cardiovascular and muscular systems—a boost with these fitness tips.

By Sheila M. Eldred
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The Advice That Helped Most When My Child Was Diagnosed With MS

Here’s the first thing to know if your family is coping with a diagnosis of pediatric multiple sclerosis: You’re not alone.

By Sheryl Nance-Nash
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Doctors Missed Her RA Symptoms. She Found a Way to Thrive Anyway

Brooke Baker toughed out two years with undiagnosed and untreated rheumatoid arthritis pain, but when her son was diagnosed with diabetes, it was almost more than she could bear. Almost. Get ready to shed some #HappyTears.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Hey, Parents of Kids With ADHD: Your Break Awaits!

'Me time' is actually possible, even when you're managing a full schedule of appointments, therapies, and the occasional meltdown. Here's how.

By Sheila M. Eldred
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When One of Your Kids Has ADHD and Your Others Don’t

ADHD affects the whole family. Here’s how to talk about it with your kids and how to help everyone form closer, happier relationships.

By Sheila M. Eldred
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4 Secrets to Happy Parenting with MS

Your family game-plan might need to be a little different, but multiple sclerosis will never define who you are as a mom or dad.

By Lara DeSanto