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Working as in a facility where we welcome all children, ive had this conversation many times with children. one of the kids that comes to our facility regularaly has down syndrome, the past summer she started attending our summer camp, and she was put in my group of 4 year olds, i ahd a few come up to me and ask whats wrong with her.... i just replied with ...


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Maybe a complete opposite approach is worth to try. Focus on what you want. I assume the interaction between Relative and your children is as safe as they are with you. (Keep in mind that things you want consist of positive acts that create synergy, altruism is key). What could create a stronger bond between Relative and your children? What do you like ...


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I'm late to this party, but the turn taken in comments is compelling me to speak up. I don't think political correctness is the goal here; humanity and humility are. If this were another illness - say molluscum contagiosum - would it be OK for a stranger to come up to your children and say "Your mother is a walking sexually transmitted disease, a pox of ...


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Ok, my wife was at least 8 before some kind stranger told her her mother was 'crazy'. It's a pretty simple concept. I'm sorry Christine, but your mother is nuts. Until then she thought her mother's bizarre behavior was normal. If someone had just explained it to her earlier a LOT of trauma could have been avoided. Her mother has severe schizophrenia or ...


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Our 10 year-old has obvious mental and physical symptoms of her cerebral palsy, so we've had this conversation many times. We've found that adults are the ones who have problems coming up with explanations. They try to overcomplicate it and be too politically correct. Kids are usually satisfied with something simple and direct. They ask out of honest ...


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"Hypochondria" is a stigmatising judgemental term. Use Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder instead. You don't say how old the children are. For young children you use short sentences. You explain the person is ill. You explain that the person is getting help with the illness. Older children will want to talk about emotions and what they've seen and how they ...


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I don't think you're necessarily enabling him -- I had a friend whose brother had lost his license after repeated DUI's and he continued to drive (eventually going to jail as a result), so there's sometimes a very good reason for somebody to NOT be driving a car. Even if he's simply not well off and struggles to hold down a job, pushing him into a car ...



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