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IzPoZ
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Re: Telling my teenager
      03/09/06 07:10 AM

My daughter grew up knowing that both her parents have HIV. She was only 12 years old when my husband died. She knew what was wrong with him, and was comfortable telling her friends. Kids are more resilient than you think. Don't try to shelter them and believe they won't understand. Educate them on the disease and explain that it's something that you have to make sure you take good care of yourself and make sure you continue to take your medications. I'm surprised you don't get the questions like "Mommy, why do you take all those medications?" or, "Mommy, why do you go to the doctor all the time?" How do you explain those away?

Not a flame, just pointing out the possibilities... be honest with your kids. They will love you all the same.

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The reason angels can fly is that they take themselves so lightly. ~ Chesterton G. K.

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. * Re: Telling my teenager OhTam   03/27/06 09:48 PM
. * Re: Telling my teenager IzPoZ   03/05/06 10:30 AM
. * Re: Telling my teenager Survivor   03/05/06 12:41 PM
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. * Re: Telling my teenager IzPoZ   03/09/06 07:10 AM
. * Re: Telling my teenager FLYEAGLE   06/16/06 02:03 AM
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. * Re: Telling my teenager franfrog   03/28/06 07:43 AM
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