Thursday, December 18, 2008

How to tell kids they are sick.....


How do you tell your child he or she is very sick... sick with a serious disease which will require painful treatments, surgeries, and an uncertain outcome.




View the article at http://www.cnn.com/ under the health topics for information on how to be honest and how children deal with the news when a parent must tell a child they are sick.



The article gives first hand information from parents of a 9 year old who must deal with bone cancer. Her parents, along with resources sited from the National Cancer Institute and The American society of Clinical Oncology stress the importance of honesty and truth telling.



View the article at http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/12/18/ep.children.bad.diagnosis/index.html





Check it out and let me know what you think. And thanks to a fellow writer for pointing out this valuable resource to me. Check out her blog at http://stress-freeparent.blogspot.com/

1 comment:

Carma's Window said...

Hi Terri,
This would be such a hard thing to do. You always know how to inform people how to get through tough times like this.

Carma