New Edition Released of Parenting a Child in Chronic Pain

As a developmental psychologist who has studied parenting on four continents, I can tell you a lot about raising teenagers. But nothing prepared me for watching my son shaking under the covers flinching from the light, and unable to speak from pain.

Priorities in Pediatric Pain: A Study In Contrasts

Today was a bad pain today. It was noon and already he'd taken all his rescue meds. He'd used all the tricks - double water, salt. He'd already done three hours of biofeedback. And there the pain was - a big looming suffocating force drilling into his brain.

Colors are Key!

purple pie chart

Many people living with chronic pain have a condition called photophobia - their brain interprets light as a painful stimulus. That can make looking at screens a painful experience and makes designing an app extra challenging!

It’s not theory: Real voices from real people

https://youtu.be/D6Nz-x2RxWs Real adolescents talking about living with real pain. 1step2life's core mission is to build an app that helps kids living with chronic pain get out of bed and into the world. There are many things that make this project special to me. One, in particular, is how many of the Oberlin students involved GOT …

Research: Do kids believe it’s okay for parents to set rules about rehab?

Oberlin students presenter

As children become teens, they take more and more control over the decisions that govern their lives. Parents set rules, but teens who disagree with those rules have choices: they can obey, argue, or hide the fact that they're not doing what they're supposed to.In the US, most parents and teens agree that it's okay …