Sometimes the topic of health can feel like the elephant in the room, especially around the family. Reminders to go to the dentist every six months, or to always get a yearly check-up at the physician—it all tends to feel like nagging after a while. And talking about sensitive topics like reproductive health, caregiving, and how to handle death can be downright uncomfortable. So, what do we do instead?
Avoid these topics completely, of course!
But sharing knowledge, establishing expectations, and having a plan can be crucial to properly managing all the health issues that might crop up in a family along the way. Though it won’t always be easy or comfortable, there are certain topics that every family should discuss, and there are some good strategies that can help any family discuss these matters in a productive way. Continue reading “How to Make Health a Family Discussion”