Children and Adolescents

1. What should I tell my child's teachers?

Your child may have trouble remaining seated for long periods, may need physical attention, and may be absent from school. This is a delicate problem, as it may be unacceptable to the child, especially if an adolescent, if all the teachers are aware of the health problem. The best solution may be to ask for a meeting with the school doctor or nurse. They can be informed in confidence about the problem, and they can provide teachers with information that may be necessary for practical reasons without divulging medical confidentiality.

2. What sports can a child pursue without risk of aggravating the disease?

In principle there is no reason why sports should aggravate the illness. But if the disease affects certain regions of the body, some sporting activities may become a source of difficulty (see below).

3. How do you talk about this illness with a young adolescent?

The important thing is to let the young person know that there is someone who is ready to talk with him or her. Let the adolescent talk, listen to his or her concerns, provide the information that he or she demands, without dramatizing too much, but without understating the situation too much either. Don't drown the child in information by trying to explain everything to a young person who does not want to listen or who is not ready for it. It is important to emphasize that the illness is not contagious, is not sexually transmissible, has no consequences for fertility, and the fact that some forms of the illness remain mild.

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