3 ways I respond when people stare at my skin

May 14, 2019

To be honest, I have spent most of my life ignoring the comments and stares, but I have found that it is better to speak up. Speaking up helps that person learn something new and hopefully the next time he or she sees someone with something different about them, they will react a bit better.

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How to explain Ichthyosis to children at different ages

May 14, 2019

When your child is diagnosed with Ichthyosis, you’ll likely need to explain the disease to not only your child as they grow up but also siblings, cousins, friends, and acquaintances. We’d like to break down some examples of age appropriate ways to explain Ichthyosis.

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Resources we Trust

April 30, 2019

When you’ve just learned your child has a skin disease, it can be so tempting to turn to google and start reading worst case scenarios. We always recommend doing your research, but here’s a list of resources we trust to give you quality information!⁣

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Recap of Family Day 2019

April 30, 2019

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful Spring day to visit Camp for All with our families!Camp for All is a unique, barrier-free camp working in partnership with other not-for-profit organizations to enrich the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs.

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Recap of Heart and Soul Valentine’s Ball 2019

April 3, 2019

A Children’s House for the Soul is thrilled to report a very successful first biennial Heart & Soul Valentine’s Ball on February 9th 2019. Approximately 120 guests enjoyed dinner by Five Loaves & Two Fish Catering, drinks, dancing with the Royal Dukes and a silent auction at the Health Museum in Houston.

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Why should your family engage with other families managing skin disease?

March 6, 2019

Many of us are able to take our skin for granted. We may forget that it is our largest organ, our first defense against everything, and visible to everyone around us. However, if you or your child is battling skin disease, you know how life altering our skin is for not only physical, but also mental well-being. To give some perspective, in a study of chronic diseases affecting children, skin disease ranks second to cerebral palsy in regards to impairment of quality of life.

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Help us raise funds for a Rick Guidotti FRAME Film

November 8, 2018
One of our biggest goals right now is to fund a FRAME film with Rick Guidotti. This short film will [...] Read More

How can you best manage anxiety in children with skin conditions?

October 8, 2018

“Thinking positively”, “ignoring it”, or a “just do it” attitude are often well-meaning but may cause kids to feel invalidated. Instead, try going through some of these steps in anxious moments.

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2018 Family Day

April 22, 2018

Sunday, April 22nd was a wonderful day at Camp For All in Burton, TX. The sky was blue, the sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and the breeze was blowing. But it was the Camp Dermadillo campers and their families that made the day so wonderful.

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Helping Others Love The Skin They Are In FUNDRAISER

March 10, 2018
On Friday, February 9th, friends of A Children’s House for the Soul came together at The Health Museum to raise [...] Read More