This study compares the impact of children's cardiac rhythm devices and health status on their parents with that of healthy controls. Furthermore, it aims to ascertain whether sociodemographic characteristics and medical data are associated with parent-reported impacts. This cross-sectional study is part of a comprehensive single-center study of long-term psychosocial outcomes in pediatric patients with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. The study includes 69 patients with their parents: 69 mothers and 57 fathers. Parents responded to the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Family Impact Module and to open-ended questions assessing impact on family life and treatment satisfaction. Parents reported more negative impact on family life than healthy controls in all three summary scores. Among fathers, presence of a child's congenital heart disease and female sex is associated with lower family function. No group differences emerged regarding device type. Positive and negative cognitive aspects predominated for patients' mothers and fathers. However, one substantial difference is that mothers reported more positive and negative emotional impact than fathers. We conclude that parents' well-being should be addressed in clinical contexts, especially through emotional and practical support and open communication focused on parents' worries and concerns.