Children’s Reactions

FAMILY MATTERS

Children’s Reactions

Image from The Big Draw 2009
Image from The Big Draw 2009

Children can be just as affected by an SCI as the rest of the family and will need support, understanding and reassurance in order to cope and adjust to changes in the future.

Their anxieties could be about an anticipated change of roles within the family, moving home, changing schools or making new friends if the injured relative is unable to continue living in the old family home.


“I felt a bit embarrassed by my mother’s disability when I was between 11 and 12 years old, but it soon passed and I changed to being proud. I have always felt protective of my mum and this has increased as we have both got older.”