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How Can a Child Cope when they have a Sick Sibling?

Author: Amanda Lascelle, MedSchoolForParents.com Expert
 
The feelings siblings may have:

 

  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Worry
  • Guilt
  • Resentment

 

 
The child may show:

 

  • Regression,
  • Behavioural changes like mocking siblings feelings
  • It may be important to alert schools about these behaviours

 

 
Top Tips for parents from Amanda Lascelle, medschoolforparents.com Expert:

 

  1. Make siblings feel included by spending individual time with them
  2. Encourage open communication, perhaps through play
  3. Clear up misconceptions about siblings illness
  4. Maintain consistency and routine for all children, to the extent possible

 

 
Updated: 03/08/2017
 

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