Parenting

Cystic Fibrosis: Helping Teens Transform

Help your teen learn about how they can contribute

Help your teen find different approaches to contributing to the outside world. Having a child with a chronic disease, such as CF, it is only natural that you would want to help them in their everyday efforts. However, often times, this can result in a child who is self-centered and seeks constant attention. You need to help your teen understand that they are contributing members within their family and within their society. “There is something fulfilling to the soul about helping those who are less fortunate. Seeing that there are others who also suffer various misfortunes and hardships can help teens refocus their thoughts from, ‘Why me?’ to ‘I can make a difference’,” wrote Greene.