5 Cool Books That Explain Congenital Heart Defects To Kids

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Explaining your child’s congenital heart defect to him can be tough. Where should you start? How much detail should you go into? How do you explain to him that being different is okay—and even worth celebrating? 

Books can be a great way for you to answer these questions—and help your kiddo understand his own story. And fortunately, there are other heart parents out there who know this, too.

Here are 5 children’s books that explain congenital heart defects to kids—all written by parents who have kids with heart conditions.

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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.

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