How to help children deal with a seriously or terminally ill parent

Tips to support kids through an incredibly sensitive time

Stars Insider

09/01/23 | StarsInsider

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The presence of a progressive, serious illness in a parent can be very unsettling for children. Of course, it's a difficult time for adults as well, but kids can often sense when things are wrong around them. Therefore, it's important to be as open as possible about what is going on. Children are often confused and frightened when a parent is ill, so by being open, they can continue to trust those around them. This will also help them worry less, process their emotions in a healthier manner, and cope better with the changes.

With this in mind, click on and read through the following gallery to discover how to help children deal with a seriously or terminally ill parent.

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