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Video: Independence and teenagers with chronic conditions

9-18 years

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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Last updated or reviewed
01-12-2015

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