62: When a Family Member is Diagnosed with Long-Term Illness | Alex WinstanleyMay 04, 2021
Growing up, Alex Winstanley watched his grandmother struggle with dementia. Inspired to help other kids deal with a family member’s long-term illness, he wrote two children’s books entitled, “My Grandmother Has Dementia” and “My Uncle Has Depression.” Alex and Emily talk about how to support our kids – and ourselves – through these difficult experiences.
- “I think children, whilst they’ll understand certain conditions, I find that children can be far more accepting because they might not understand.” – Alex Winstanley
- “Involve kids as much as possible in learning about the condition and also learning from people with lived experience of that condition.” – Alex Winstanley
- 1:29 – My Grandma Has Dementia
- 3:02 – My Uncle Has Depression
- 4:34 – The difference in how adults and children process the diagnosis of a family member
- 6:43 – How parents can help their kids process the situation
- 8:01 – What should parents say when they don’t know what to say
- 13:39 – Creating a world where everyone is valued and celebrated
- 18:53 – Find Alex’s books
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