Children can be deeply affected by the serious illness of a parent or brother or sister. Helping children to feel involved but not overwhelmed when someone in the family is seriously ill is simply ‘as big as it gets’.
If the illness is serious, if it will change their parent or sibling in some way, if it’s already making members of family worried or stressed – then it will affect the children. There are ways of talking about what is happening, sharing feelings and preparing for the journey ahead. The aim is for the children to feel resilient and strong, and confident enough to share the natural feelings of loss when someone they care about is seriously ill.
You can obtain a printed version of our book ‘As Big As It Gets’ here or by calling 01242 515157.
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