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For Parents

For Parents

Welcome Parents!
We’re so happy that you and your child have joined us here at Growing Pains, an online community created especially for young people who live with chronic pain. 

Growing Pains was designed by the American Chronic Pain Association, as part of their mission to facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain.

We know young people with chronic pain face additional and unique challenges:

  • at school
  • with siblings and friends
  • participating in extracurricular activities
  • and communicating with health care providers.

Growing Pains is here to help your child navigate those challenges and move towards a better life, physically and emotionally. 

Our goal at Growing Pains is to maintain an open and safe environment for all users and we take that mission seriously.

The website is a communication tool that allows users to connect with others who understand what it’s like to live with chronic pain. 

Rest assured that we have experienced moderators to ensure that your experience here is safe and supportive.

And your child’s privacy will always be protected.

Growing Pains community members must agree to our Terms of Use when they create their accounts, and failure to follow the rules will result in account suspension or account termination.

Check us out and see what’s in store for your child at Growing Pains.

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We offer games, journaling tools, helpful tips from health professionals, and words of encouragement from other young people who know what it’s like to live with chronic pain.   We also share simple life strategies to help your child accept the pain and take control.

And parents, we understand the extra effort it takes to help your child live with chronic pain so we have links to legal and health resources for you, too.  

We want to hear from you!Never hesitate to contact us with your questions, comments, or concerns.  From the site features you like to things you think we can improve, we’re eager to receive your feedback. 

Great things are waiting for your child at Growing Pains!

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