One of the hardest things you have to deal with in life is watching someone close to you suffer from an illness. Especially if you’re a parent.
Although I’ve never had the experience of seeing my child suffer, I’ve had close loved ones go through the pain.
It’s this time in life that either makes or breaks you. You have to be strong, not just for you, but also for them.
That doesn’t mean you should discourage their vulnerability. You still need to embrace it, and there is a delicate balance in doing so.
It’s also important to be there to support them and let them know that they are not a victim. They are still as strong as they want to be.
If they fall into that victim mentality, it’s game over. They begin to lose their character in their illness.