It can be hard as grandparents when a grandchild is diagnosed with something they don’t know about. Their first instinct is to usually help their own child as much as possible. Sometimes grandparents may feel frustrated and frightened for what the future will hold and they will need encouragement.
But something grandparents can do is build positive relationships and bond with the child with a diagnosis and provide help with the siblings.
These podcasts are based on my book “Disclosing the Diagnosis” which is available on my website: www.annatullemans.com.au . Each chapter gives specific ideas and encouragement on how to approach the topic of diagnosis and how to explain it in language that people will understand. It includes chapters for grandparents, siblings and extended family members.