The View: Sarah Chalke Kawasaki Disease & How To Live With Your Parents

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The View: How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life)

Sarah Chalke is back on primetime TV in the new ABC sitcom How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life). In a clip from the show, she gives her own parents instructions on how to take care of her high-maintenance child. The actor also talked about how her son’s Kawasaki Disease inspired an episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

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The View: Sarah Chalke Kawasaki Disease & How To Live With Your Parents

Sarah Chalke from the new sitcom How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life) talked about her new sitcom role and her son’s Kawasaki Disease. (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)

For her interview on The View, Sarah wore sparkly new shoes. She plays a newly divorced mom moving back in with her parents on the show. The trouble is that she and her own parents have opposite approaches to childcare.

Chalke’s character is a helicopter mom, but her parents took more of a laid back approach with her. Brad Garrett and Elizabeth Perkins play her parents, and Chalke said they are talented and very funny to work with.

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The View: Sarah Chalke Parenting

In real life, Chalke has a fiance and a three-year-old son. She said she hopes her parents will have opportunities to be involved in her own parenting, and she said her style is laid back.

Sarah said she has trouble saying no to her child. He has figured out that if he keeps asking, he will get what he wants.

The View: Sarah Chalke Kawasaki Disease

The new show How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life) has a long title, and the story is based on the creator’s personal life.

Chalke recently guest starred in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy as the mother of a child with a mysterious disease. In fact, this storyline was based on her own real life son’s Kawasaki Disease diagnosis.

The disease often leads to misdiagnosis, and online research at kdfoundation.org helped her save her son’s life. It can be critical to get treatment within a 10-day window. Her advice was to take pictures of your kids when they are sick so you can show the visual symptoms to doctors.

How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life) airs Wednesday nights on ABC.

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