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Should I tell my children about my migraines?

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Kids can tell when parents don’t feel well. It may make them feel sad, scared, or even that they caused it. You can put that fear to rest by talking to your children about your migraines -- when you’re not in the middle of one.

What you tell them can depend on their age and how much information you think they can handle.

From: Migraines, Headaches, and Relationships WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation press release, "Are Headaches a Family Affair?"

Kathleen Farmer, PsyD, Headache Care Center, Springfield, MO; vice president, Primary Care Network, Springfield.

NOP World/Roper, April 19 - May 14, 2004.

Houle T.  , June 2006.  Headache

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation press release, "Are Headaches a Family Affair?"

Kathleen Farmer, PsyD, Headache Care Center, Springfield, MO; vice president, Primary Care Network, Springfield.

NOP World/Roper, April 19 - May 14, 2004.

Houle T.  , June 2006.  Headache

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

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