'What's wrong with me, Mom?'
A guide for parents to help them explain diseases and other health conditions to their children.
When kids are diagnosed with diseases, they always have dozens of questions that you as a parent cannot always answer and explain in a way that they would understand.
for example, when a child asks you why they have diabetes and you answer:
This is when your body’s immune system destroys the cells that produce insulin. These cells are located in your pancreas and they are called beta cells.
There will be questions about what an immune system is and what it looks like, what is insulin, what colour is it.
It is even sometimes difficult for adults to understand what Type 1 diabetes is so explaining to kids are downright impossible, but in this video below there are glowing balls and many colours of cone-head things that talk and explain perfectly.
Video Source: Vimeo
Did you have to explain any disease to your kid?