Encouraging & Supporting a Child with Epilepsy:
- Learn as much as you can about Epilepsy.
- Discuss Epilepsy openly and honestly with your child and help your child talk openly and honestly with others about Epilepsy.
- Stay positive.
- Praise your child’s successes.
- Encourage sports, hobbies, and other interests.
- Establish routines, schedules and structure.
- Have your child take medication at the same time every day.
- Involve your child in taking charge of her medications.
- Make sure your child gets enough sleep to lower the risk of seizures.
- Epilepsy & My Child Toolkit: A Resource for Parents with a Newly Diagnosed Child (National Center for Project Access at the national Epilepsy Foundation)
- Adolescent Transition Plan for Independence
- Adolescent Transition Plan – Independence Unlikely
- Brochure – Information for Caregivers
- Brochure – “Reach Out – A Guide For Parents of Teens with Epilepsy”
- Pre-Printed Letterhead Stationary – For Teens and Parents, providing information about Seizure First Aid at the bottom of each page.
- State Driving Laws Database – including state by state laws
- Brochure – Teens and Epilepsy
- Brochure – Epilepsy, You & Your Child
- Brochure – Children and Epilepsy
- Brochure- Kids & Seizures: Know the Hidden Signs
- Brochure – Seizures, Epilepsy & Your Child
- Brochure – Seniors and Seizures
- Seizure Journal
- Managing Epilepsy and Seizures
- Brochure – Understanding the Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy
- Epilepsy and Mood Disorders
- Brochure – Pregnancy & Epilepsy
- Epilepsy Foundation 24/7 Toll-Free Helpline 1-800-332-1000
(en Español 1-866-748-8008) Trained information specialists are available to answer questions about epilepsy and seizures, and provide access to resources.