Last winter, juvenile arthritis invaded our house, and like any unwelcome visitor, we’ve been dealing with all its messiness and inconveniences ever since.
It changed a lot about how we parent our daughter, Ava. (You can’t really yell at a 9-year-old to get out of bed and get dressed for school if her joints aren’t cooperating that morning.)
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