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Asthma is a condition that affects many children in our communities and schools. Families raising children newly diagnosed with asthma have many questions and concerns that increase their anxiety about their child's quality of life, health and safety. Children who are growing up with asthma deserve the best information and support we can find for them, including awareness of the side effects of medications. Although our sons and daughters can be taught to take increasing responsibility for maintaining their health as they grow up, it is important that we assure them that it's okay to feel overwhelmed or want to take a vacation from that responsibility occasionally. Offering more support as well as greater independence may be appreciated by our children depending on how they are feeling and what they want to do.

Browse at your local bookstore, public library, art store or online retailer for products and books for Children with Asthma

Asthma Communication Network
AIM - Explaining Asthma to a Child

Information for Parents

FAQs for Children, Teens and Adults

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Asthma in Infants

Symptoms of an Asthma Emergency in Infants

How is Asthma Diagnosed in Babies and Toddlers?

How is Asthma Treated in Very Young Children?

NJMRC Respiratory Disorders Forum
Diagnosing Asthma and Reactive Airways Disease

Family Village Resources for Asthma and Allergies

Find information on home pollutants, household products and everyday items that may trigger an asthma attack or allergic reaction at the American Lung Association Health House

CPAP snoring machine helping asthma patients breathe

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