How Am I Supposed To Support My Child?
posted on November 19, 2017
You have learned that you have a severe illness, or possibly a few more months to live. It shocking and you felt numb when you first heard the news.
Naturally, you feel scared to tell them what’s going on, however, you know you can’t keep it from them much longer.
This toolkit shares how to tell your family about your illness, support your child and the people that can assist you and your child in your critical situation.
- FOR THE EDUCATOR
- Fact Sheet
- Considering the Child’s Developmental Stage
- The Role of Temperament
- Supporting the Child in the School Setting
- Watching for Red Flags
- Adapting the Curriculum
- Handling Teaching Challenges
- FOR THE PARENT
- Parenting Strategy #1: Communicating with Your Child about Your Illness
- Parenting Strategy #2: Maintaining Your Daily Schedule and Family Routine
- Parenting Strategy #3: Organizing a Support Team for Your Treatment
- Parenting Strategy #4: Talking with Your Child about Death
- Sharing Information—Sample Letters
- FOR THE CHILD
- Your Parent’s Illness
- ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
- Organizations and Websites
- Especially for Children
- Helpful Books
Read the rest here.
Photo by Ilya Yakover on Unsplash
How To Inform Your Child About Their Illness
After hearing the shocking news about your child’s diagnosis from your doctor, you may have a lot of questions about their condition, how to take care of your child, what the treatment may look like and how to lovingly explain their illness to them. This article shares ideas that can help your child have a better understanding of their illness and how it minimize the emotional impact. Topics include: Knowledge Is Power Informing Your Child about His Condition Helping Your Child Manage Stress Suggestions to Reduce the Negative Impact or Effects of These Stresses on Your Child Independence Your Pediatrician...