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Butterflythree
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   Posted 10/28/2007 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
My thirteen year old daughter (butterflyfour) has discovered my identity here and read some of my post (we share a computer).  I have been very vague with her concerning her dad's health.  She knows that he has liver disease but did not know the severity.  Most of the things I post here I keep to myself, because I don't really want my kids or my husband to know my inner thoughts.  She is at the age now where things are hard enough without having to worry about something like this.  I thought that I would explain a little at a time.  Now I am not sure what to tell her, because I think by her reading some of the earlier post I have scared and confused her.  Which I was trying to prevent since some of the things I worry about may not be for a long time.  She has posted a message on the Depression Forum that I have to address.  I hope I can find the words. 
Butterflythree
 
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Pink Grandma
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   Posted 10/28/2007 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Butterfly 3 you have a very wonderful daughter. And also a very mature 13 year old. She is also very worried about both of you. And as far as you finding the words you will do fine. Let her ask you the questions and be as trueful as you can. You know her well. Let that guide you in your conversation. A little prayer before hand wouldn't hurt either. Thoughts and prayers..........
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hep93
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   Posted 10/29/2007 1:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Pink Grandma. Ask her if there is anything she wants to ask or that you can clarify for her.

Connie

frustrated_n_wv
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   Posted 10/29/2007 3:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Butterfly

I believe it is very important to be as honest as possible with children, with as much information as they can comprehend for their age. The unknown is as scary for them as it is for us and they are very perseptive individuals. Maybe your daughter felt you were hiding something from her and that is why she decided to go snooping. Talk to oher opnely and honestly and allow her to educate herself. We all know that education takes away some of the fears.

Good luck and my thoughts and prayers and with you.

Lucy

Butterflythree
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   Posted 10/29/2007 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your help. My daughter and I have talked, and she seemed to take things very well. We will continue to talk as questions arise.
Butterflythree
 
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