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Dr Dawn Harper shares her top tips

Ruth M
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11 Mar 2013

Last week in the lead up to Mothering Sunday, GP, mother of three and TV presenter Dr Dawn Harper provided her top 5 tips on talking to a child about serious illness. We hope you find them useful and look out for more top tips and Q&A sessions from us in the future.

1) Pick a quiet moment without distractions for you or your child

2) Allow enough time to talk in as much depth as the need

3) Explain what you have to say in a way they can understand

4) Be honest but always give positive news too

5) Leave the "door open" so that they come back with questions when they have had a chance to digest the information