Your parental instincts can be to keep your children in the dark about any physical or mental illnesses you may have in order to protect them. Unfortunately, children always sense and see more than we think. Therefore your silence can have a negative impact.
Children are kept in the dark, but they constantly feels that something is happening. Because of this they may develop anxiety disorders, anger, uncertainty, confusion and guilt. That’s why it’s important for a parent to sit down with her/his children and talk to them about her/his condition(s).
Talking to my children about my illnesses have actually brought us closer.