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                   Dealing with the Emotions of CF

People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.  - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

There's just no doubt about it. Whether you're a parent, child or adult- living with CF is hard. Of course we do our best to handle it well but there are those moments. In the quiet of the night. When you wonder: "Why?" And the grief hits you like a brick.

Research shows that our emotional state has a direct impact on our attitudes, behaviors, and physical health. Emotions can't be ignored. However, we also can't allow them to run out of control, either. It's a tough balancing act that is different for each individual. 

I have found that having a little bit of knowledge about the emotions that are expected to come up with CF help me to deal with them better. And then I am more prepared to help my children handle their emotional struggles, too.  Here are some articles that I hope will help you, too. 

  Including Families Who Have Children with Disabilities into Parent & Family Education
 
  Parent's Grief Process After a CF Diagnosis
 
  Keeping Hope Alive During Tough Times
 
  Riding the Emotional Rollercoaster of Your Child’s Diagnosis
 
  The Unspoken Concern: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in CF
 
  Depression in Children and Adolescents with a Chronic Disease
 

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