I know we've discussed this previously in this forum (see viewtopic.php?f=87&t=875&hilit=explaining+to+kids
) but I wonder others' thoughts about this.
Today, a little boy asked me "What happened?" & "Why do you need that [my walking frame]?". I'm used to answering these queries by know and it's great that kids can ask & be educated. However, after attempting to explain to him his lip curled, he frowned and holding back the tears he said, "Will you be ok?". I was shocked, normally I've found that kid's stand a distance, aske the question or stare and run away and continue playing. But he just stepped closer and seemed really concerned and sad. I said I was fine, improving everyday and his mum also reassured him.
In my stroke recovery I've never experienced explaining my situation to a child with so much empathy. He was sad. How can you convince or explain to a child better without making them sad?