A Free Book, and a New Way to Help Kids Deal With Asthma

Do your children deal with asthma? I have been blessed to have three asthma-free children, but many of my friends are living with it on a daily basis with their children.  If you have a  child with asthma, you can FREE kids’ storybook, called Breathless Bethany Buttercup.

Did you know that nearly one out of every 10 children in the US has asthma? This makes it the most common chronic condition among school-age children. Asthma accounts for almost 13 million missed school days each year, and it is also the third-ranking cause of hospitalization among kids ages 15 and under.37587-lo-cover

Here are some of  the most common signs of Childhood Asthma:

  • Coughing that’s constant, intermittent or associated with physical activity
  • Wheezing or whistling sounds when a child exhales
  • Shortness of breath or rapid breathing that may or may not be associated with exercise
  • Complaints of chest tightness
  • Repeated respiratory infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis

Parents often struggle with the best way to talk to their children about asthma, and many children with asthma report a desire not to be treated differently from other children.

37587-lo-aanma_logoTo help parents speak with their children about asthma and support children coping with their disease, Schering-Plough Corporation has partnered with the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) to develop a fun, yet educational, storybook, Breathless Bethany Buttercup, that uses a little girl’s story about her experience with asthma to provide information about asthma management.

You can order the book FREE at www.asthmastorybook.com. To learn more about the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics and their asthma resources, visit www.breatherville.org..


Comments

  1. Thanks for these tips! I have asthma and have been trying to keep it under control since we moved here last fall. I appreciate all of the links.