CPN | Grandparents/Extended Family/Friends

Grandparents/Extended Family/Friends

Grandparents, extended family members and friends often find that the serious illness of a beloved child brings out their most well-intentioned impulses: to love, to support, to find ways to express solidarity with the family. This situation can also be complicated. These resources and parent and grandparent voices offer some suggestions and guidelines for interacting with the parents (your adult child, sibling, cousin, other family member, friend) as they parent their child.