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  • Nron
    I have ms and i stugle with it. I know its not easy having me for a dad. And my son dosnt understand that i cant do a lot. And it breaks my heart. I also have a fear he could have ms later on in life and i just dont want him going threw all this. Alot of it is im afraid of him in pain. I also have a hard time trying to exsplain to him why i cant do things without making him feel like he's asking for too much or that he's not suppose too. Any advice for that would be appreciated. I want my son to grow up happy and healthy. I have support from my parents but thats it.
  • maria1
    The ms society has a booklet that teaches young children about ms, give them a call. How old is your son?
  • gabrielle519
    Hello Nron,

    I think that is a concern for every parent. I am not a parent but I know that the MS society has a lot of resources to help you explain to your son what is going on. I also think that sometimes children know more than we believe or would like to believe. I also think it may be good for your son to see maybe a counselor so that he has someone to talk too and share his feeling and concerns. Thanks. Gabrielle
  • MS_Navigators
    Dear Nron,

    As Maria mentioned we have information for kids whose parent has MS. Our brochure, Someone You Know Has MS: A Book for Families is geared towards kids between the ages of 5 - 12. Our brochure, When a Parent Has MS: A Teenager's Guide is best for kids 13 and up. You can also call us at 1.800.344.4867 (M-F 7am-5pm) to order our DVD, Timmy's Journey to Understanding MS.

    Lastly, I wanted to direct you to our information about parenting that may be helpful.

    Best,
    MS Navigator Stephanie