Family advice

Topic 1: Knowing how much to help

Don’t assume they can’t do it

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Annabelle: It’s difficult to know how much to help. Sometimes it’s best to step back, and wait to be asked, rather than assuming they can’t do what they’re trying to do.

Avoid holding someone back

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Nosheen: I did not want my sister to feel as though because she has this condition, we have to tailor her life to the way we should want her to do it. Asking her what she wants, opens up my mind to a different perspective. She is her own person and I’d like her personality to flourish a lot more, rather than holding her back. It’s helps to discuss openly with them – “what things do you want me to assist you with and what things don’t you want me to assist you with?”

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