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5 ingenious ways to ease the burden of your illness on your kids

Rachel Faith Cox
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When a parent is ill, the ability to think flexibly and solve problems becomes even more crucial. Maybe you can’t drive and it poses a significant problem for the family. Or being upright for more than a short time is impossible. Provided you have the financial ability, there are delivery services for things like groceries, you can shop online for the family’s clothing. But what can you do about things like playdates? After school sports practise? Being involved at school? It requires a bit of ingenious thinking. Here are some of the things that we do to help ease the illness burden on our kids.

Lessons on love from a 9 year old

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She was nine years old. And it was only one of the times she had noticed that something was happening for me. I was doubled over on the edge of my bed, wracked with tremors, pushing my terrors for the future away from myself. She came over to me and cradled my head in her arms, shushing me and stroking my hair. “It’s going to be okay… poor Mumma” she murmured.

15 ways to support a parent carer

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There are very few things that are worse than seeing your child, whatever their age, suffering. Four of my daughters have chronic illnesses in varying degrees from being able to live a fairly normal life right through to being totally disabled and in constant pain. As a parent you would rather swap places and be the one suffering instead but that’s not possible.