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Support for Kids with Siblings with Chronic Illnesses and Cancer (and Adults too!)

Families dealing with chronic illness need strong support for kids with siblings with chronic illnesses or cancer is vital. It's a mixed bag of emotions from fear, confusion, jealousy, bitterness, anger, and guilt.

Understanding these emotions and talking about them frequently is vital to a child's well being. And the same with adults too!

Children's Resources
Adult Resources
Books for Children About Dealing with an Ill Sibling
Children's Resources

Bandaids & Blackboads
Brothers and sisters have something to say! Kids share their storiest

Chronic Illness Affects Well Siblings Too

Forgotten Family Members
Exxcellent article for teenagers too, also includes siblings of those with mental illness

Siblings of Children with Chronic Illness Article by psychiatrist

"There are good things and bad things about being the sibling of a sick kid. Sometimes I would like to have a different brother who is not sick. But I don't want to send Kyle away. I love him with all my heart."

Sara, Bandaids & Blackboards

Adult Resources

Coping Tips for Siblings and Adult Children of Persons with Mental Illness
From National Assn of Mental Illness

Loss of an Adult Sibling
From the Sibling Connection

The UK charity for people who grow up with a disabled brother or sister. We support siblings who are growing up with or who have grown up with a brother or sister with any disability, long term chronic illness, or life limiting condition

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Books for Children About Dealing with an Ill Sibling



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