The Playdate Kids Gazette

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Monday, November 05, 2007

In the Playdate Kids story, "DAKOTA’S MOM GOES TO THE HOSPITAL" by Dr. Annie Thiel, Dakota experiences some major life changes when her mom leaves and goes to hospital. When family members are ill, it is crucial to help a young child understand the situation and to help them release their thoughts and emotions.

Below are some tips from Dr. Annie Thiel....

Things You Can Do When Someone You Love Is Sick

  1. Write them a letter or make them a special drawing.
  2. Visit them in the hospital and sit with them.
  3. Talk to someone you trust about your feelings.
  4. Put together pictures of the two of you and make a special album to share with them.
  5. Bring them photographs of home to keep with them in the hospital.
  6. Help by doing some of their chores for them while they are too sick to do them.
  7. At home, help bring food and water to the sick person.
  8. Read aloud to the sick person if they are too tired.
  9. Be cheerful when they are awake, and quiet when they are sleeping.
  10. Always tell them you love them!

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