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.
The ms society has a booklet that teaches young children about ms, give them a call. How old is your son?
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
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.
MS Navigator Stephanie