How do you explain your child’s condition to your family and others?

4 Responses to “How do you explain your child’s condition to your family and others?”

  1. Red

    With my Autistic son, telling children that he may look like you but, his mind is just like a little kid, asking if any of them have little brothers or sisters. My austistic son along with his 2 brothers have a rare gentic disease Neurofibromatosis or NF for short. It attacks the whole body in many different ways. One of them is Tumors. This disease is a whole lot harder to explain. I encourge everyone in our life to read the research I have, or do there own. Most family members choose not to read up on it, but all teachers, doctors, nurses that we leave in our way love to have the imformation. Red

  2. Audrey

    My son’s most difficult disability is Bipolar. Since it is hard to find information on the internet that is accurate or that talks about diagnosis in young children, I have The Bipolar Child, which was recommended to me my his therapist. I have found it helpful.

  3. Lisa Riska Lisa Riska

    Thanks for the recommendation. Can you give us the author’s name as well? Would Amazon have this book if a community member wanted to order it?

  4. Audrey

    Oops, sorry, it is by Demitri Papolos, M.D., and Janice Papolos. I bought it for my Kindle off of Amazon, so I am sure that they would have a paperback, but you can get it at Barnes and Noble as well.