Kids need more than just food and shelter during these times. Depending on the developmental stage, they need more of you than ever before and you may be “spent”.
- Get help immediately.
- Recruit friends and family to do the chores so you can spend “normal” time with your child.
- Tell everyone exactly what you need and when you need it.
- Keep a large, whiteboard calendar so you can organize your team.
- Seek support from mental health specialists and faith-based resources to help you in communicating with your child regarding the more painful subjects and with processing their emotions as well as your own.
Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. If the condition is terminal, begin planning right away as intense emotions will compromise judgment later.
Just do the best you can, Claudia
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