Asthma is one of the most common chronic disorders in childhood. Children with asthma can experience wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and trouble breathing. Asthma can be scary, but it also can be controlled. The Family Resource Center provides many resources to help you deal with your child’s asthma.

Use the Family Resource Center’s Asthma 101 interactive tutorial to educate yourself about asthma:

Asthma 101 – Take control of your child’s asthma and breathe easier yourself by learning the basics of asthma and asthma medicines. This tutorial will help you identify when and how to provide quick relief for your child’s asthma symptoms. Learn the importance of having an asthma plan.

We recommend the following websites:

The FRC has several books on asthma available for checkout. Listed below are some of our most popular titles.

For adults:

  • Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know / Michael J. Welch, MD, 2011
  • The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Asthma / Janice C. Simmons, 2008
  • How to Live Comfortably with Asthma / Stacey Chillemi, 2009
  • One Minute Asthma: What You Need to Know / Thomas F. Plaut, 2008
  • What You Really Need to Know About Caring for a Child with Asthma / Dr. Robert Buckman, 2000

For children:

  • The ABC’s of Asthma: an Asthma Alphabet Book for All Ages / Kim Gosselin, 1998
  • I’m tougher than Asthma / Alden R. Carter, 1996
  • The Lion Who Had Asthma / Jonathan London, 1992 
  • Taking Asthma to School / Kim Gosselin, 1998

You are also welcome to search our catalog for other titles.

Need more information? Call us at 314.454.2350, or make a request.