Recently, The New York Times featured an article that discussed the needs of siblings of a special needs or sick child. The author, Dr. Perri Klass, M.D., emphasizes the importance of communication and reminds parents that the illness should not be treated like a mystery. She also provides practical tips such as reminding parents to give one-on-one time to siblings and to maintain normalcy as much as possible.
You can access the complete article here: Caring For Siblings of Sick or Disabled Children.
How do you create normalcy for the other children in your family? Are you able to carve out individual time? What is the best time of day to check in? Do you have practical suggestions to share? If so, please include them in the comments below. Thank you!