Talking to Your Child about Their Wishes
Talking about the possibility of death with the child him/herself.
Answering questions about the possibility of death with the child him/herself. In this clip from Courageous Parents Network’s interview with pediatric psychologist Dr. Joanna Breyer, author of “When Your Child is Sick,” Dr. Breyer offers a range of tips and expert guidance on how to talk with their child about their serious illness and the possibility that they may die. There are so many pieces to this — it depends so much on the child, what the child is asking, what is behind what the child is asking … and what the parent is able to acknowledge to him or herself. Hypotheticals can be very helpful … What If … In the event that ….. Dr. Breyer gives several concrete examples from children she has worked with. It is a process. “I am a respecter of different routes.”