www.TipsForCFParents.com

                   Tools and Tips for CF Parents 


Raising a child with cystic fibrosis can present many challenges. We often find ourselves in a strange and unfamiliar world: communicating with medical professionals in a language we might not quite understand, administering medical treatments, navigating the insurance and medical maze, and dealing with the day-to-day stresses that chronic illness brings.

Parents can feel overwhelmed until they develop the tools and skills to deal with the many aspects of life with CF. Education plays a key role in reducing stress, worry, and fear and increasing confidence and hope. This includes education about the nuts and bolts of CF as well as what works, and doesn't, in the way of communication, child discipline and motivation.  

The links below include articles, audio, and video clips which will give both parents and medical professionals practical tools, tips, and strategies for handling the many different issues CF families face.

Click on the subjects below for helpful articles, video clips, and audio downloads: 
 
LIVING WITH CF PAMPHLETS

SCHOOL ISSUES AND 504 PLANS

FUNNY STORIES FOR CF PARENTS

HOPE

CF CLINIC VISITS AND HOSPITAL STAYS

FOOD ISSUES AND PICKY EATERS

MARRIAGE & COUPLES RELATIONSHIPS 

TIPS FOR VISITING DISNEY WITH CF

 TRANSITION PLANS

STRESS MANAGEMENT

 DEVELOPMENTAL AGES AND STAGES WITH CF 

NEWLY DIAGNOSED

CARING FOR YOUR INFANT WITH CF

TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS WITH CF

THE ELEMENTARY YEARS AND YOUR CHILD WITH CF

TEENAGERS AND CF

YOUNG ADULTS AND CF

TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT CF 

TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD ABOUT CF 

COMMUNICATING WITH OTHERS ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S CF  

SIBLING ISSUES  

TIPS FOR SUMMER CAMP

DEALING WITH THE EMOTIONS OF CF 

EXERCISE AND CF

RESEARCH ON PARENTING "BEST PRACTICES"  

FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS & RESOURCES 

 
       Lisa's Upcoming Classes for CF Parents

TELECLASS: Winning with CF: Tools, Tips and Tactics for Raising Healthier Kids™

Click here for a detailed course description.

Current Class Offerings:

Dates: Six week teleclass: Jan 18 to March 8, 2015 (Skip 2/1, 2/22) 

Times: Sundays; 4:00-6:00 pm Pacific, 5:00- 7:00 pm Mountain; 6:00- 8:00 pm Central; 7:00- 9:00 pm Eastern

Location: Via teleclass

Cost: $59.00 per person/ couple. Don't let money stop you! Scholarships are available.


Registration: Click here for registration information 

For information about private class offerings, please contact Lisa at (646) 653-1482 or send her an email.

For Class Members Only:

Click here to view the class materials and private message board for the Winning with CF class (password required). 

                            About Lisa

Lisa C. Greene is the designer and author of this webpage. She is a writer, national public speaker, parenting eductor, and mom of two kids with cystic fibrosis. She is also the co-author with Foster Cline, MD of the award-winning Love and Logic book Parenting Children with Health Issues.

Raising two kids with CF helps Lisa understand both the joys and challenges families face when raising a child with medical issues. Lisa has spent many years developing a tool box to help reduce parenting frustrations and shares them here with you, tailored specifically for CF issues. She is

For articles and resources for parenting children with other medical issues and chronic illnesses, visit www.ParentingChildrenWithHealthIssues.com                           

This website is the sole property of Lisa C. Greene, M.A., CFLE. Lisa is a certified parent coach, certified family life educator, public speaker, and a mom. She is also the co-author with Foster Cline, MD of the award-winning Love and Logic® book “Parenting Children with Health Issues.” For more information,  visit visit www.PCWHI.com.  
                               
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