my daughter is 10,but she was 8 when my ms first started. She took it pretty hard when I first started getting sick. But with learning about ms,and have her concerns answered,it took a big weight off her shoulders.
Now on the other hand my boy is 5 now,but was 3 when it started,he knows that mommy is *sick*,but that is all he knows. but neigther one of them can take it when im a flare,or having bad ms days.
The worst thing for my daughter to get over is my memory problems. As it interfears in her school,and after school things. I cant remeber when and where she is suppose to be. And that is probably the worst thing for me too.
I hate the fact that my 10 year old has to be my memory help,but shes good at it for now.