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What’s the most important thing for parents of children with spinal cord injuries to know?

What’s the most important thing for parents of children with spinal cord injuries to know?

Lawrence Vogel, MD

Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago

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I think the most important thing for a parent, or parents to know about their child with a spinal cord injury, is that they need to be dealt with as though they didn't have a spinal cord injury. They need to be taken care of just like any other c... Show More

I think the most important thing for a parent, or parents to know about their child with a spinal cord injury, is that they need to be dealt with as though they didn't have a spinal cord injury. They need to be taken care of just like any other child. I think that the biggest mistake that anyone can make is to treat them differently. They need to have chores, they need to have responsibilities, they need all the things that all kids need. But, you know, both, hopefully all positive reinforcement, but they need to have boundaries, and all the rules that we all have as kids, or as adults.

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What’s the most important thing for parents of children with spinal cord injuries to know?

Lawrence Vogel, MD

Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago

More Videos by Lawrence Vogel
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I think the most important thing for a parent, or parents to know about their child with a spinal cord injury, is that they need to be dealt with as though they didn't have a spinal cord injury. They need to be taken care of just like any other child. I think that the biggest mistake that anyone can make is to treat them differently. They need to have chores, they need to have responsibilities, they need all the things that all kids need. But, you know, both, hopefully all positive reinforcement, but they need to have boundaries, and all the rules that we all have as kids, or as adults.

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