Helpful suggestions

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  • Reassure your other children that they are loved.
  • Make sure you spend time talking with your other children about how they feel and what they can do to help, but don't expect too much from them during this stressful time.
  • Involve siblings in discussions about your sick child to help them understand what's happening and reduce their worry.
  • Include siblings in hospital visits, but don't force them to go if they don't want to. Ask a relative or friend to look after them while you visit the hospital.

published: Sunday, 23 August, 2015