As a parent you may struggle with how to talk to your children about MS and the ways it may affect your family. You may also be seeking information on parenting and MS.
You may be wondering:
- How much should I tell my children about MS?
- Will talking about it make it more confusing, frightening or burdensome for them and me?
Children are far less fragile than you think. It is natural to want to protect them by hiding painful issues, but open and honest communication is valuable and important. Finding comfortable ways to talk about MS can be an important step in that process.
Improving or maintaining family functioning is key to helping you and your children adapt to life with MS. The National MS Society provides children and parents with accurate information about a complicated disease, in a way that is easy to understand and fun to use.
When one member of a family has MS, it is important that the entire family learn how to live with it.
Contact an MS Navigator at 1-800-344-4867 to learn more about the resources offered for families or browse our multimedia library for educational materials available.