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How can we tell our child about his muscular distrophy in a truthful but not frighteneing way?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Gently and gradually

Children have the right to know when they have a problem, especially one as serious as muscular dystrophy.
However, there are various types of MS that have quite different courses. Starting with validating the symptoms as "real" not imaginary can be a great first step. Making it clear they can ask questions and get real answers is the major goal.

In brief: Gently and gradually

Children have the right to know when they have a problem, especially one as serious as muscular dystrophy.
However, there are various types of MS that have quite different courses. Starting with validating the symptoms as "real" not imaginary can be a great first step. Making it clear they can ask questions and get real answers is the major goal.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Gently

Tell him he is special.
His muscles are different and react different than others. And just like other people we are all different in our own way.

In brief: Gently

Tell him he is special.
His muscles are different and react different than others. And just like other people we are all different in our own way.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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