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I have a 12 year old daughter (who is very mature and intelligent for her age) and she is aware that I have some very serious problems but really doesn't know what they are beyond anxiety.
For those with kids.... Do you feel it safe and easy to explain DP to your kids? How have they reacted?
Should I show her the "definition" of DP from this site? It so clearly explains how I feel and I think my daughter would understand a bit better if (along with my help and further information) she could read the definition from the site.
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In my opinion it's *how* you tell them if you want to tell them.

My kids always took the que about how to react to something by looking at me. I could talk about a splinter as if it were going to kill me and they would freak out, or I can just brush it off as nothing and that is how they it is nothing.

At this point my kids totally accept me and my various forms of depression, it's okay. The same went for DP.

At the age of 13 my daughter was diagnosed with OCD she accepted it as, nothing to be ashamed of. Nothing to hide. Today she is 21 and that same attitude follows her. She works full time and attends college.

Both od my kids have experienced DP. My son gets episodes of DP while in Walmart(the lights, he also gets migraines) daughter once experienced DP along with severe anxiety she felt at the time.

In my situation it is this openess that allows us a better sense of mental health. An acceptance that we are human.

Captain K

The apple does not fall far from the tree.
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