Your child's needs
Although each stage of development comes with its own set of issues, experts say the toddler and teenage years can be the most challenging for kids with hemophilia. Both phases naturally involve a child's quest for independence. For example, a toddler may not tell his or her parents about an injury that resulted from doing something that wasn't allowed (i.e., riding a bike without a helmet, jumping on the furniture, running in the house, etc.). Most kids, though, will discover that seeking prompt treatment is better than waiting until pain and swelling become unbearable.