What reactions to multiple sclerosis should I watch for in my children?
Emotions like fear, sadness, or guilt can change a child’s behavior. Here are signs to watch for:
- More focus on her own wellness
- Not wanting to spend time with close friends
- Higher anxiety
- Trying to act older or younger than she is
- Behaving badly in public
- Lying to friends about your illness
- Temper tantrums
- Waiting until you’re tired at the end of day to ask for things (such as help with homework)
- Doing poorly in school
- Nightmares, bed-wetting, and trouble falling asleep
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