As parents, you are always taking care of your child in every situation. But, when you come to know of any serious condition or illness in your child, it becomes an increasingly difficult phase for both you and your child. It is not only about handling their physical condition, medical needs and arrangements, but most importantly, about dealing with the emotional needs of your child. Your child is too young to handle his/her own condition as well the external factors, which influence and impact them.
Handling serious medical conditions without impacting your child is very important and challenging. You need to be your child’s greatest strength and support to keep up their spirit and help them face the challenges of life. Along with this, you also have to take care of your own emotional stability. Sometimes, it might get tough for you, but your child is your greatest strength and you have to be theirs.
Some Of The Following Tips Might Help You Deal With These Situations Effectively:
Tell Them The Truth:
Do not hide things from your child. If they will have to undergo certain tests or stay at the hospital, explain to them in simple terms. Do not tell them ‘it will not be painful’, if a certain test will inflict pain. Prepare them by telling the truth and not hiding things from them.
Manage Your Finances:
Medical interventions means a lot of expenses, and hence you need to plan your finances accordingly. Keep contingency plans or cash reserve. Cut down on un-necessary expenses to save money. Be prepared for the worst.
Keep Yourself Strong:
You need to keep yourself strong and motivated in order to keep your child happy. You have to deal with your own stress, take rest whenever you get a chance and keep yourself updated with the requisite information. A smile on your face will always make your child happy and cheerful.
Do not shy away from asking for help. In case, you are not able to get proper help fro your family, seek help from reliable agencies in terms of child care and specialized Institutions, who deal with special cases of serious illness.
Keep Them Motivated:
Your enduring spirit and enthusiasm is a great source of inspiration and motivation for your child. And, this will help them come out of the grimiest of situations. Take care of their physical health with proper diet and exercise, if required. And, keep them cheerful and happy, as much as possible. Engage them in extracurricular activities and involve yourself in what they like doing. Listen to them and discuss their feelings and point of view too.
When you know your child is suffering from a serious illness and will get better after a series of medical intervention, you need to stay strong and do every possible thing for your child. However, one can only imagine the pain, trauma and challenge of a parent, whose child is suffering from an incurable disease or has a lifelong ailment. But, still you need to be strong, especially in front of your child and keep their spirits high too. Love, care, motivation and liveliness often cure a lot more than mere medication does. Relish life to the fullest with your child and let them enjoy too.