Talking to children about their own illness

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 28 June 2016

14 mins

It’s every parent’s worse fear, that their child be diagnosed with a serious illness, but once you have the diagnosis, how do you talk to your child about it? Petrea King is an author and CEO of the Quest for Life Centre, she has some helpful insights on this topic.

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