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How to Talk to Children About Illness

How to Talk With Kids About Serious Illness
How to Talk With Kids About Serious Illness

Kids are perceptive. They can tell when a situation has changed, like if a loved one is dealing with an illness. Talking with children about long- or short-term illness can be a challenge.

Helping kids understand what is happening can ease some of the emotional stress they may be dealing with. Some illnesses can be very complicated and hard to understand. There are many strategies that may be able to help with talking to children about a loved one’s illness.

7 Tips for Talking With Kids About Illness
7 Tips for Talking With Kids About Illness