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Children: Why To Tell About Your Condition And How To Tell

What Other Tips Would Help My Children?

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  • As much as possible, keep children on schedule. Keeping a child's schedule as normal as possible helps instill a feeling of safety.  
  • Expect children to have confused feelings, including possibly feeling guilt even though they had nothing to do with causing your health condition.
    • If a child does not show emotion, that doesn’t mean the child isn not feeling it. 
    • Let the child know that there was nothing he or she did that caused your illness.
  • If your children are old enough, let them know what you need and expect from them.     

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