I really like this..I have to explain things to people that they otherwise won't understand all the time, so adult or child I try to find an analogy they will understand.
I suppose one way I might explain it to my child...
You know how when we cook a cake, we put certain ingredients together in order to make it? Well our brain is kind of like that... in order for it to be the perfect cake, there are several different ingredients in there.
Now imagine we're making a cake... and we forget the milk. It'll probably still be a cake... but it will be a little different. It might not be as fluffy or as soft as it should be.
Sometimes people's brains are a bit like a cake that is missing milk - it still works, but it's not exactly how it's supposed to be. Sometimes this can mean people end up sad, or angry, or have trouble doing certain things or understanding things... just as the cake has trouble being nice and fluffy without milk.
Some kids might not get that, but similar explanations seem to work for my daughter. I've always explained things like that to her.
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26-03-2016 21:08 #13
Have you looked at the Black Dog books? Not sure of the age of the children but I know I used these with my nieces as young teenagers as their mum has borderline personality disorder and depression.
26-03-2016 21:20 #14
Thank you so much everyone, what fantastic replies. I will have to have a read through again when I can concentrate better.
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27-03-2016 07:04 #17
I grew up in one of these house where you did not want to invite anyone inside. As a kid if mum wanted to tidy up for apprarances (her dad and her nana were visiting) she eould pay me for every garbage bag I filled with stuff frim off the floor and round the house. I would get a shovel and scoop stuff off the floor.
All the bags would get put in one room and I would take the door handle off so no one cold open the door.
When I was about 15 I got my own room and it was the knly clean room in the house besides the toilet and bathroom.
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27-03-2016 08:01 #18
I have always told kiddo that something is not working properly in the brain and it can make people really sick. He understood that and is 8 years old.
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