20 Nov 2014

Parenting - helping children deal with a sick parent

From Nine To Noon, 11:28 am on 20 November 2014

What do we tell our young children when a parent gets really sick and has to spend time in hospital? How do we explain to them in an understandable and non-scary way who the health professionals are and how they are helping? Simone Colwill was often in hospital with complications from Crohn's Disease and was desperate to find an accessible book to help her children understand what was happening. Her experience motivated her to write What Does Super Jonny Do When Mom Gets Sick? a picture book which aims to help children understand what is going on and how they can help their parent.