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The impact of JIA on siblingsTThe impact of JIA on siblingsThe impact of JIA on siblingsEnglishAdolescent;RheumatologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNP;Tonya Palermo, PhD;Miriam Granger, MSW, RSW;Neely Lerman, MSW, RSW;Lynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000068.0000000000000330.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page describes how some children might feel if they have a brother or sister with arthritis. It also gives tips on how to help your children manage their feelings toward their brother or sister who has arthritis.</p><p>Once a child or teenager is diagnosed with JIA, a lot of time will likely be spent with them at appointments, perhaps in treatment, and making sure their JIA needs are being met. This may leave siblings feeling jealous of all the extra attention their brother or sister is receiving. Siblings sometimes find it hard to understand why there is little time left for them.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Siblings of teenagers with JIA may feel various emotions ranging from guilt that they are healthy, to fear that they might also get JIA.</li><li>Talk to your other children about how they are feeling and make sure to spend time with each of them.</li></ul>
Les conséquences de l’AIJ sur les frères et sœursLLes conséquences de l’AIJ sur les frères et sœursThe impact of JIA on siblingsFrenchAdolescent;RheumatologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNP;Tonya Palermo, PhD;Miriam Granger, MSW, RSW;Neely Lerman, MSW, RSW;Lynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000068.00000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cette page décrit comment certains enfants peuvent se sentir lorsqu’ils ont un frère ou une soeur atteint(e) d’arthrite. Vous y trouverez aussi des conseils pour aider vos enfants à gérer leurs émotions envers leur frère ou leur soeur atteint(e) d’arthrite.</p><h2>Comment les frères et sœurs se sentent par rapport à l’AIJ</h2> <p>Après qu’un(e) adolescent(e) a reçu un diagnostic d’AIJ, beaucoup de temps lui sera consacré pour les rendez-vous, sans doute pour les traitements et pour veiller à ce que la collectivité réponde aux besoins relatifs à l’AIJ. Cela peut causer de la jalousie auprès de ses frères et sœurs pour tout le temps que vous lui consacrez. Les frères et sœurs ont parfois de la difficulté à comprendre pourquoi leurs parents leur consacrent moins de temps.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Les frères et les sœurs d’adolescents souffrant de l’AIJ peuvent ressentir des émotions variées, allant du sentiment de culpabilité de ne pas être atteints de la maladie à la peur de la contracter.</li><li>Parlez à vos autres enfants de leurs sentiments et passez du temps avec chacun d’entre eux. </li></ul>

 

 

The impact of JIA on siblings1091.00000000000The impact of JIA on siblingsThe impact of JIA on siblingsTEnglishAdolescent;RheumatologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNP;Tonya Palermo, PhD;Miriam Granger, MSW, RSW;Neely Lerman, MSW, RSW;Lynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000068.0000000000000330.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page describes how some children might feel if they have a brother or sister with arthritis. It also gives tips on how to help your children manage their feelings toward their brother or sister who has arthritis.</p><p>Once a child or teenager is diagnosed with JIA, a lot of time will likely be spent with them at appointments, perhaps in treatment, and making sure their JIA needs are being met. This may leave siblings feeling jealous of all the extra attention their brother or sister is receiving. Siblings sometimes find it hard to understand why there is little time left for them.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Siblings of teenagers with JIA may feel various emotions ranging from guilt that they are healthy, to fear that they might also get JIA.</li><li>Talk to your other children about how they are feeling and make sure to spend time with each of them.</li></ul><p>Other feelings siblings may experience include:</p><ul><li>confusion about the illness </li><li>guilt that they are healthy </li><li>fear that they will also get JIA </li><li>pride in how their sibling copes </li></ul><h2>How to help siblings manage their feelings</h2><p>Let your other children know that these types of feelings are normal. There are ways to help them cope with their brother or sister’s JIA. </p><p>Encourage siblings to get involved. If appropriate, include siblings in the exercise program with your teenager with JIA.</p><p>Provide roughly the same rules and expectations for both your teenager with JIA and their siblings. For example, find ways of adapting chores for your teenager with JIA so they can participate as a productive member of your home. This way, siblings will not feel that your teenager with JIA is getting special treatment. Your teenager with JIA will learn the same message of responsibility as their brother or sister.</p><p>EXAMPLE: Chris is a teenager with JIA, and Pat is his sibling. It is Chris’s turn to set the table, but carrying the heavy stack of dishes to the table is too difficult for Chris. Pat can carry the dishes to the table and Chris can finish setting it. </p><ul><li>Allow siblings to openly discuss their feelings. Have them talk about their efforts and challenges in adjusting to having a brother or sister with JIA. </li><li>Help siblings understand the symptoms of and treatments for JIA. If possible, you might even want to bring siblings along to a rheumatology clinic appointment. </li><li>Make sure to spend some alone time with each of your children. This should be at a regular time that they can count on, even if it is a short time.</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/the_impact_of_JIA_on_siblings.jpgThe impact of JIA on siblings

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