Parent Tips: Helping Your Child With Chronic Daily Headache

It can be frustrating and heart-wrenching to see your child in pain days on end. Often, parents may feel helpless or aimless in their quest to ease their child’s suffering. We understand that you may have advocated for your child with several doctors prior to your appointment with Akron Children's Hospital's headache clinic.

Beyond supporting the headache hygiene tips and trigger avoidance, parents can play an active role in their child’s recovery from chronic daily headache.

Please keep the following in mind:

Here are recommendations for how to respond to your child during a headache episode (adapted from Hillier and McGrath, 2001):

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