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Children's, Teenagers' & Parents' Resources

As a parent you may struggle with how to talk to your children about MS and the ways it may affect your family.

It is very normal to wonder:

  • How much should I tell my children about MS?
  • Will talking about it make it more confusing, frightening for them and me?

Children are far less fragile than you think.

Being open and honest about your diagnosis and talking in age appropriate terms will be helpful for your children and for you.

Here are some links to some resources that may help:

http://support.mstrust.org.uk/file/kids-guide-to-ms.pdf

http://support.mstrust.org.uk/file/young-persons-guide-to-MS.pdf

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/NationalMSSociety/media/MSNationalFiles/Brochures/Brochure-Someone-You-Know-has-MS_-A-Book-for-Families.pdf

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/NationalMSSociety/media/MSNationalFiles/Brochures/Brochure-When-a-Parent-Has-MS-A-Teenagers-Guide.pdf

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Resources-Support/Library-Education-Programs/For-Kids-Keep-S-myelin

Talking to one of the counsellors at MSWA will help you navigate your fears around talking to your children about MS. We have some great resources available to help you. Give us a call on 9365 4811.

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