Living with Epilepsy

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 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.