How Age and Development Stage Of Children Deals With Serious Illness In The Family
posted on November 19, 2017
You’ve been informed have you have cancer and have some reservations about sharing this with your family. You may be thinking, “I have a strong faith, I’ll live.” Although your bravery is commendable and your faith may get your through it, the best thing to do is to share it with your family.
In this crucial moments, your children especially would want to know the truth and would want to be part of the healing process.
This guide shares some information on how children react and how they can cope up with the situation:
- Children three to six years of age
- Children seven to 12 years of age
- Adolescents /Teens
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