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Old 03-25-2014, 08:20 PM
MIKE B MIKE B is offline
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Default Venous Malformation and self esteem

Hi

My 1.5 year old daughter has a venous malformation in her left hand and arm. It has gotten more noticable over the past few months, and she is starting to notice the difference in her two hands. Does anyone have any advice/tips on how to talk to her about it when she she begins to ask questions? Also, she has a 3 year old sister who to this point has never really mentioned her sister's hand. Should we wait for her to ask us? We are obviously not ashamed of our daughter's condition, but should we be pointing it out to her and her sister, or she we let them come to us? Also, any good book recommendations for building self esteem in children with these types of conditions?

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Mike B
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