Category Archives: Caregiver Support & Tips

Dealing With Divorce When Your Child Has A Congenital Heart Defect

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Coming to the decision that you and your partner can be better parents to your child if you are no longer together is definitely tough. But sometimes, it might the best option so that you can provide your heart kid with the love, care, and support he needs.

That being said, the divorce process can take a lot out of everyone: you, your partner, and your child. So, how do you cope?

Here’s what you should know about dealing with divorce when your child has a heart condition. Read More

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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.

How Adult Friendships Can Change When Your Child Has A Heart Condition

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Some people thrive in large social groups. The more friends and acquaintances they have, the better. Others prefer sharing their lives with just a handful of close friends.

No matter which you prefer, when you become a heart parent, you might notice that your friendships are changing. This might make an already confusing or challenging situation seem even more difficult to handle.

Here’s a look at how friendships can change when your child has a heart condition—and what you can do about it. Read More

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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.

3 Ways Siblings Can Help Kids With Congenital Heart Defects

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Oftentimes, siblings are eager to help when their brother or sister has a congenital heart defect. And there are actually many ways that they can do that—both directly and indirectly.  Read More

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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.