Do you tell your children about your breast augmentation? Some feel like complete and upfront honesty is the way to go. Others take the opposite route and decide that there is no reason to address the change. This decision is one that every woman must consider for herself. Be sure that you are considering this decision well in advance of the operation; it’s tough to be caught off guard and not have a response prepared. Here are a few tips for having that conversation with the kids.
Take Their Age Into Consideration:
When you consider whether or not to talk to your kids about your breast augmentation, their age matters. Infants have absolutely no concept of this type of change. Toddlers may realize that something is different but may or may not be able to understand the transition. You could possibly be free and clear of needing any type of conversation or answering questions.
As they get older, their awareness and curiosity continues to grow. They are going to see a physical change in your body. They are also going to see that you have undergone surgery. As you recover, there are some things that you just won’t be able to do. These changes are going to affect their lives and they want to understand what happened and why it happened. Chances are good that you are going to see some questions about the breast augmentation.
The amount of information that you provide is up to you. Remember that if you tell them something that is not true and it comes out at a later time, you run the risk of losing credibility with your kids. It is also important to note that younger children have no concept of appropriate conversation. This means that if you explain this to your child, there is a pretty good chance that they are going to share this information with family members, friends, and even complete strangers.
Present a United Front:
You are your partner need to be on the same page as far as how you are going to deal with this. It can be confusing for kids to hear one thing from you and one thing from another parent. Once the decision is made, both parents need to stick to it. If you have other close family members, it can’t hurt to fill them in on the discussion that you had with the kids. That way, they too can stay consistent with the breast augmentation conversations and how they are being handled.
Discuss it in a Positive Light:
However much you share with your child about your breast augmentation be sure to present it in a positive way. Regardless of the situation, when it comes to younger children, you want to let them know that everything is going to be okay. If they see this as something bad, they may end up with unnecessary anxiety about what is happening or has already happened.