Participating in sports and activities
In this scenario, a teenage son approaches his father about playing lacrosse. For individuals with hemophilia, participating in certain sports or activities may be deemed unsafe or risky. For caregivers, it’s important to help a child strike a balance between staying safe and protected and being active. We’ll explore this scenario using the “directive” and “constructive” approaches to see which approach leads to a mutual understanding between the father and son. Each approach is followed by commentary to provide background on why one approach may have been more effective than the other.