Ready for Anything: Resources for Parents of Children Living with Asthma

Ready for Anything: Resources for Parents of Children Living with Asthma

There is a lot to learn and understand about asthma. If your child has asthma, chances are you worry from time to time. You want to know everything you can about the conditions so you can help them fend off asthma attacks and enjoy a happy, active life.   

Fortunately, the online asthma community is a robust one. You and your child will find support and expert advice. There are so many great resources designed to help you and your child manage symptoms so they can be safe at home, school and any place else.

Here are some good places to start.

The American Lung Association leaving site icon offers vital information and tips about every aspect of asthma.  

  • Elementary school children can learn how to better manage their own asthma with the Open Airways for Schools leaving site icon program. 
  • Parents get expert advice on how to talk about Asthma in Schools leaving site icon with their child’s teachers, nurses and school staff. 
  • Children are empowered to help control their asthma leaving site icon

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nurtures better health in many ways. Its National Asthma Control Program focuses on Americans diagnosed with the disease. Visit the CDC leaving site icon website for tools and tips. 

  • Follow @CDCasthma on Twitterleaving site icon to learn more about helping people with asthma live healthier lives by gaining control over their asthma. 
  • Watch the video How to Use an Asthma Inhaler leaving site icon as a good refresher course between doctor’s visits. 
  • Learn how diet, exercise, sleep and stress can affect your child’s asthma. 
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The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis leaving site icon site reveals how food allergies can trigger asthma symptoms. 

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute leaving site icon lists clinical trials leaving site icon for asthma patients.

We’re here for you, too. Check our Controlling Your Asthma page for a wealth of stories in several categories: Understanding Asthma, Living with Asthma, Understanding Asthma Risks and Asthma Diet and Health.

Sources: Asthma, leaving site icon American Lung Association, 2023; Asthma, leaving site icon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2023; Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis, leaving site icon The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team, 2023;  What is Asthma?leaving site icon National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 2022

Originally published 6/16/2015; Revised 2023