Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Serious Talks on Health

My FIL underwent a quadruple bypass surgery several hours ago. And my SIL was talking about how her daughter was asking what a bypass was, and what it's for. My niece is only four and a half years old. My SIL, at a loss, tried to make her daughter grasp the idea by talking about clogged jelly in straws.

It's one thing indeed to talk about eating healthy, hgh pills, gamma globulin shots and sunscreen use with your child. But how do you talk to them about other important health topics, like sex, reproductive health, serious surgeries, cancer and maybe how diabetes is such a silent but sure killer?

How do you talk to them about these things without touching on serious illness and death?

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