Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With a Parent`s Terminal Illness

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How do children differ by age in dealing with illness and death?

It’s important to take into account the child’s age when deciding to be more direct about coping with sickness and death. These are general guidelines, but they can help you decide how to best approach each of your children.

Last Medical Review: 07/20/2012
Last Revised: 07/20/2012