|Osteoporosis: Telling others about your child's needs||1137.00000000000||Osteoporosis: Telling others about your child's needs||Osteoporosis: Telling others about your child's needs||O||English||Metabolic||Child (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)||Body||Bones||Support, services and resources||Caregivers
Adult (19+)||NA||2013-12-17T05:00:00Z||Anne Murphy, RN||8.40000000000000||67.0000000000000||353.000000000000||Flat Content||Health A-Z||<p>Find out who you should tell about your child's osteoporosis.<br></p>||<p>When you have a child with
<a href="/Article?contentid=948&language=English">osteoporosis</a>, you quickly come to know a lot about what your child needs to stay healthy and safe.</p><p>Part of your role as a parent is to share this information with others so that your child can be safe in many environments.</p>
<li>When a child has osteoporosis, it is important to tell others so they can help keep your child safe when you are not there.</li>
<li>Share what you know with anyone your child meets regularly, for example teachers, child minders, coaches, summer camp staff, health-care providers, neighbours and friends.</li>
<li>Share tips about what makes your child comfortable, how to handle your child, what activities your child can and cannot do and how to respond to a fracture.</li>
</ul>||<h2>Who should I talk to about my child's osteoporosis?</h2><h3>At school or daycare</h3><ul><li>Teachers, teaching assistants, school principals, recess supervisors</li><li>Babysitters, child minders or daycare providers</li></ul><h3>Out-of-school activities</h3><ul><li>Summer camp counsellors or camp supervisors</li><li>Sports coaches — they can advise on whether your child should take part in a game or involve your child in other ways, for example by having them as an assistant coach or scorekeeper</li></ul><h3>Health-care providers</h3><ul><li>Doctors, nurses, X-ray technicians, phlebotomists (people trained to draw blood for tests) and other health-care providers who may not be familiar with your child</li></ul><h3>Friends and family</h3><ul><li>Your child's friends and their parents</li><li>Your family members, neighbours and friends</li></ul><h2>What information should I give others about my child?</h2><p>You may need to tell others:</p><ul><li>what makes your child comfortable<br></li><li>how to
<a href="/article?contentid=1189&language=English">handle</a> your child</li><li>how to encourage to play or do other activities safely</li><li>what activities your child must avoid<br></li><li>how to recognize and respond to a fracture in your child.</li></ul><h2>Resources</h2><p>National Institute of Health (2013).
<a href="https://www.bones.nih.gov/">Publications on bone health, osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta</a>.</p><p>College of Family Physicians of Canada (2011).
<a href="https://www.cfpc.ca/ProjectAssets/Templates/Resource.aspx?id=3523">Osteoporosis information for patients</a>.</p><p>International Osteoporosis Foundation (2013).
<a href="https://www.iofbonehealth.org/content-type-semantic-meta-tags/bone-health-brochures">Bone health brochures</a>.</p><p>Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (2013).
<a href="http://www.oif.org/site/DocServer/med_guide.pdf?docID=4501">Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Guide for Medical Professionals, Individuals and Families affected by OI</a>.</p>||<img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/teaching_others_about_childs_osteoperosis.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/teaching_others_about_childs_osteoperosis.jpg||Osteoporosis: Telling others about your child's needs||False|