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If you have underage children, tell them about what is going on in an age appropriate manner. Monitor their behavior. Arrange for their care in case something happens to you.

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Tell your children about what is going on.
Tell each child in a manner that is appropriate for his or her age and personality. Children will know something is happening and will likely assume it is their fault if they are not told. How to tell children of different ages is described in the article noted in "To Learn More."

Monitor your children's behavior

It is likely that their reaction will show up in behavior instead of words or tears. Common reactions are described in the article in "To Learn More."

If your children are in school

Make your child's school aware of what is going on. Ask to be contacted if your child's schoolwork begins to suffer or if there is a change in the child's behavior.

Arrange for their care.

Arrange for their care while undergoing treatment and when needed dureing recovery. It also prudent to make arrangements in case something happens to you and to the child's other parent.

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