As your child transitions to a high school environment, they may start taking on more responsibility than ever before. With high school comes an increased course load, new friends, and more independence. As a caregiver, it can be both exciting and nerve-racking to see your child take on this responsibility.
Create a routine together
To help your child manage their time, help them create a routine and give them tools (like a planner) to build one themselves. A big step in gaining independence is learning to care for themselves, so make sure your child continues to prioritize their health and treatments.
Talk about CF
Set your child up for a successful school year by discussing cystic fibrosis (CF) with those who will be involved in their life, such as:
You can even encourage your child to get involved in these conversations, if they feel comfortable. It’s a great way for them to take on a bit more responsibility.