Ages 8 - 12
Decide what you’re going to say
You need to be prepared for questions, Why? Because our little ones are much smarter than we think. They have already absorbed some information. So, by sharing what you read here and by completing the activity sheets together, it's certain to raise some questions. That's a good thing, the more questions the better, just be prepared to answer any questions as honestly as possible to make most of the learning opportunity.
By thinking through what you’re going to say, it can help you stay calm. You will be ready to handle any questions the young ones might ask. So we suggest you check out our question prep (or ‘Answers at a Glance’ sheet) within this resource pack. We also suggest you read the Activity Sheets in this pack before sharing with your child. Keep reading; we’ve outlined some simple strategies to help you talk it through.
Decide WHEN to tell them and WHERE. If not, the questions may catch you off guard. It's better to be prepared. Choose a time and a place where everyone is more likely to feel calm and relaxed. Home is often the best place, just make sure to keep these resources handy- They will help you respond to questions.
We've constructed ten fun activities that are carefully designed to trigger questions and conversations about HD. Each activity reflects inspiring personality characteristics as displayed by the animal stickers.