M.S., or multiple sclerosis, is a condition in which the body’s immune system begins to attack the central nervous system. The disease causes damage to the nerve fibers and tissues, which causes signals to be interrupted. While the cause is not yet known and doctors are working to find the best treatment methods, there are several things that can make life better when raising a child with M.S.
Many parents worry that telling their child the details of their diagnosis will scare them or make life more difficult. However, hiding details or failing to discuss the condition can cause children to be more scared and confused as they don’t know what is happening to them. Being open and honest about everything that doctors say and working together with your child to become more educated about the disease is usually the best option.