Today, AAFA posted on its blog and the first thing I thought of when I read it is, "I'm so excited because I can share this with my DD!" Although the blog article is geared towards children with asthma, I think it will be a great resource for me to share with DD because it will give her some kid-friendly resources to better understand my recent asthma diagnosis.
Every time I pick her up from camp, she asks me if we can go to the park. When she sees that I have my mask with me (when I walk in the door, I pull the mask down and wear it around my neck), that clues her in that I can't be outside. Understandably, she is sad, but I think these resources might give her some necessary kid-appropriate information that she can use to understand why it is that I can't be outside (other than I don't breathe well when I'm out in poor air quality).
In the past, how have you explained your asthma diagnosis to your kiddos?