BALL: “solid or hollow sphere used in different games: basketball, soccer, volley for example”

Here in Brazil, we help families by  explaining why soccer  games aren’t  allowed for children with  severe and moderate hemophilia, or  in a child who is neither receiving prophylaxis nor on a physiotherapy program: there are big chances of getting hurt seriously, because it is a contact sport, the kid runs a long period of time, can be hit by another player and or can bump his head hard or just make a target joint bleed again!. Although since 2011  prophylaxis treatment are now available  for most young kids and secondary prophy also for older ones, we like to take the “soccer” topic very seriously. We prefer to tailor the YES or No you can’t.

We can’t just “prohibit” to have a ball (impossible almost, we are the country of soccer) but we can teach parents  to play safely together with their sons and siblings together too! IT IS ALL ABOUT SELF AWARENESS AND LEARNING TO KNOW YOUR BODY’s POTENTIALITIES AND LIMITATIONS.

So, unless he is on a prophylaxis program it is recommended to play ball with one friend or a parent, always with sneakers and on a ground like grass or sand.



B como BRINCAR :” divertir-se, entreter-se…”

Brincar é uma atividade das mais importantes na vida de uma criança. Brincar prepara sua mente para os futuros estudos e para sua vida de trabalho na idade adulta.

Quanto mais a criança brinca mais inteligente ela fica!

Más qué tipo de brincadeiras snao boas para uma criança que tem hemofilia?

como qualquer outra criança brinquedos macios, fofos e coloridos o ajudarão a exercitar o corpo, estimular os movimentos de agarrar e tirar longe…. brincar de esconde esconde é legal, brincar de jogo da memória, jogar de montar e pintar blocos.

Quando cresce jogar video games é bom também (lógico que não por horas a fio! tem que deixar descansar a vista dele).

Convidar amiguinhos em casa para sociabilizar é muito bom. Ver filmes juntos com uma boa pipoca caseira é tudo de bom! 🙂 

About frederica cassis

My name is Frederica Dillen CASSIS, born of a Belgium mother and an Egyptian father, on the 3rd of January 1966 in Brussels, Belgium. I´ve travelled a lot, lived in many countries. Brazil is my seventh country and i live in Sao Paulo for 19 years now. Graduated in Clinical Psychology in 1991, I specialized in Junguian Psychology and in Hemophilia since then. LATEST PROJECTS: 1) Launching IN-HEMOACTION flash cards, where I added new topics like Inhibitors and their different treatments, physiotherapy and a some playful activities like video games! 2) HERO (Hemophilia Experiences Results and Opportunities) sponsored by Novo Nordisk since 2009, exploring through qualitative and quantitative analysis the psychosocial issues involving People with hemophilia, their carers and the health professionals in the treatment process. check this project in my blog www.blood4.wordpress.com Now, HERO is in Brazil! soon the results will be available. 2) P-TET (Pediatric Thrombosis Educational Tool) flash cards in evolution stage, for kids on anti-coagulant treatment...inspired on IN-HEMOACTION flashcards success. 3) I am a co-author along with psychologist Irene Fuchs and Edward Kuebler of a booklet called "Communication, love and sexuality for people with hemophilia, carriers and family" 4) an on going process of a systematic review for the Cochrane Collaboration about "psychological interventions for people with hemophilia and their families" On a more personal level i have 3 three great not anymore children :) Danaê 24, Rubi 18 and Iggy 15) and i love to jogg, dance and read. To walk and look for shells on a beach too and I discover that i love deserts...:)

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