Caregiving Advice

There is no template for family caregiving, and no perfect way to do the hardest job no one ever applies for. But good advice can come from those who have also walked the path.

Caregiving is a Reflection of Self-Compassion

Have you ever wondered whether you were ready to take on the awesome responsibility of caring for another person? It is reasonable to question ourselves, doubt our abilities and even contemplate abdic...

How to Care for Your Terminally Ill Child

Over many years, we’ve found that people who have used CaringBridge are often willing to share their experiences with the hope of helping others. And while the very thought of losing a child mak...

8 Tips to Care for Siblings of a Sick Child

To parent or care for a sick child is all-consuming—and to be a parent or caregiver of more than one child during this difficult time can seem impossible. But as a parent or caregiver, you know it i...

How to Help Your Child Through a Medical Procedure

Preparing for your child’s first or next medical procedure, whether it’s a blood draw, x-ray or surgery, can feel overwhelming and scary. Not only are you worried about your child’s health, but ...

How to Explain Heart Disease to Your Child

If a child has heart disease, it may be difficult to know the best ways to talk to them or tell them about it. We offer a few gentle tips to help you navigate this scary situation that will hopefully ...

How to Tell Your Child They Have Cancer

Talking to your child about their cancer diagnosis is not something any parent wants to prepare for. We offer tips that can help make the conversation a little less scary – for all of you.  Cho...

How to Prepare Your Child for an MRI

A pediatric MRI can be a scary process, both for a child and a parent. It may feel overwhelming to prepare a little one for this procedure, and to manage your child’s (and your own) emotions. We’r...

How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery

If your child has an upcoming surgery, it may be difficult to know how to tell them about it and help them through it. As a parent, it may be hard for you to cope with this entire process, as well. We...