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Information for parents of children with arthritis

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Looking after your child's physical health

Encourage your child to eat healthily and exercise, to help them manage their symptoms.

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Looking after your child's mental health

It's important to look after your child's emotional well-being as well as their physical health.

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Understanding your child's treatment

Understand what treatment your child will need and where you can go if you have any questions.

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School and arthritis

Your child's arthritis doesn't have to stop them enjoying school and doing well there.

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Growing up with arthritis

Help your child through issues like meeting new people, alcohol and sex.

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Young people and arthritis

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Advice and information for young people who have arthritis.

Your stories – young people with arthritis

Engineering student Jack McAteer is working hard for his future, despite his arthritis

Your stories about living with arthritis.

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