What would you do if you or someone in your family became seriously ill?
When a parent, grandparent or other loved one is seriously ill or injured, children often experience a wide range of emotions and may express those feelings in ways adults find surprising or even disturbing. How can you help your child make sense of a difficult and scary situation, especially when your own sadness and fear get in the way? Both Marti and Erin bring firsthand experience to this important discussion. And Catherine Urdahl, author of the lovely children’s picture book Emma’s Question, brings her insight and experience to bear on the topic as well.
Have you and your children experienced the serious illness (or even death) of a loved one? Describe some of the feelings you and your children experienced. How easy or difficult do you think it was for you and your children to express those feelings or ask the questions that were on your mind? Share your thoughts in our REPLY space below!