Transplant: Impact on siblingsTTransplant: Impact on siblingsTransplant: Impact on siblingsEnglishOtherTeen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-11-07T05:00:00ZMoira Korus, RN9.0000000000000065.0000000000000561.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p> Learn how a child's transplant can affect their siblings and how you can help them adjust.</p><p>A child's transplant can affect your other children too, both in terms of your relationship with them and their relationship with the child who is sick.</p><p>Extra time with the child with health issues can mean less time spent with your other children. Parents often describe having a special relationship with their chronically ill child that is different than the one they have with their healthy children.</p> <br><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A child's transplant can bring up mixed feelings in their siblings. Although they love their brother or sister, they may resent the amount of attention that they receive.</li> <li>Some children can also feel guilty because they are well or may worry that they might develop an illness.</li> <li>You can help your children adjust to a transplant by spending some time alone with each one and setting up new family routines.</li> </ul>
La transplantation: incidences sur les frères et sœurs de votre enfant maladeLLa transplantation: incidences sur les frères et sœurs de votre enfant maladeTransplant: Impact on siblingsFrenchOtherTeen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-11-07T05:00:00ZMoira Korus, RN9.0000000000000065.0000000000000561.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur les répercussions qu’une greffe chez votre enfant peut avoir sur ses frères et sœurs et sur la façon de les aider à s’y adapter.</p><p>La transplantation peut aussi avoir des incidences sur vos autres enfants, tant en ce qui a trait à vos rapports avec eux qu’à leurs relations avec votre enfant malade.</p><p>Comme vous passez plus de temps avec votre enfant atteint d’une maladie chronique, vous en avez moins à consacrer à vos autres enfants. C’est pourquoi les parents d’un enfant greffé précisent souvent que leurs rapports avec ce dernier sont différents de ceux qu’ils entretiennent avec leurs autres enfants.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Une transplantation chez un enfant peut susciter des sentiments mitigés chez ses frères et sœurs. Même s’ils aiment leur frère ou sœur, ils peuvent lui en vouloir pour la quantité d’attention qu’il reçoit.</li><li>Certains enfants peuvent aussi se sentir coupables parce qu’ils sont en bonne santé ou craindre de développer une maladie.</li><li>Vous pouvez aider vos enfants à s’adapter à une transplantation en passant du temps avec chacun d’eux et en instaurant de nouvelles habitudes familiales.</li></ul>

 

 

Transplant: Impact on siblings2431.00000000000Transplant: Impact on siblingsTransplant: Impact on siblingsTEnglishOtherTeen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-11-07T05:00:00ZMoira Korus, RN9.0000000000000065.0000000000000561.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p> Learn how a child's transplant can affect their siblings and how you can help them adjust.</p><p>A child's transplant can affect your other children too, both in terms of your relationship with them and their relationship with the child who is sick.</p><p>Extra time with the child with health issues can mean less time spent with your other children. Parents often describe having a special relationship with their chronically ill child that is different than the one they have with their healthy children.</p> <br><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A child's transplant can bring up mixed feelings in their siblings. Although they love their brother or sister, they may resent the amount of attention that they receive.</li> <li>Some children can also feel guilty because they are well or may worry that they might develop an illness.</li> <li>You can help your children adjust to a transplant by spending some time alone with each one and setting up new family routines.</li> </ul><h2>How your child's siblings might feel about your sick child </h2><p>Your other children probably have mixed feelings about the child with transplant. Siblings often report that, although they love their brother or sister, they sometimes feel angry, resentful and jealous about the amount of attention that the child receives from parents and others.</p><p>Sometimes your other children may feel guilty because they do not have health problems themselves. Or, their sense of personal safety and security might be affected, especially if your child with a transplant was well but suddenly became very ill.</p><p>Your other children will sometimes express these feelings in words, but other times they might express them through their behaviour.</p><h2>How you can help all your children adjust to a transplant</h2><p>If you are worried about how your other children are coping with issues related to transplant, please talk with someone you trust. It can also help to try to continue family traditions or start new ones so that nobody feels left out.</p><h3>Ideas from other parents</h3><p>Here are some suggestions that parents have shared on how they’ve improved relationships in their families.</p><div class="callOut"><p>“We have three children and one has a transplant. We try to make sure we each spend time alone with each child for a couple of hours, once a month. We don’t have a lot of money, so we can’t always do things like go to a movie or go out to eat, so we try to do inexpensive and fun things, like baking a cake or going for a walk in an interesting part of town.”</p></div><div class="callOut"><p>“My sons get along okay but sometimes they get competitive and they argue. I spend more time with my younger son, partly because he’s younger, but mostly because he’s the one with the health problems. I try to encourage both of my children to do things in their areas of interest. My younger son (who has a transplant) is really into music, so he’s thinking about taking some kind of lessons, or even teaching himself how to play an instrument through YouTube videos. My older son is very active and loves sports, especially soccer. He’s on a team now and I make sure that someone from our family goes to each game to cheer him on.”</p></div><h2>Further information</h2><p>For more information on the impact of an organ transplant, please see the following pages.</p><p> <a href="/Article?contentid=2432&language=English">Impact of a transplant on your child</a></p><p> <a href="/Article?contentid=2430&language=English">Impact of a transplant on parents and caregivers</a></p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=2429&language=English">Impact of a child's transplant on finances</a></p> <br>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/transplant_impact_on_siblings.jpgTransplant: Impact on siblings

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