Explaining disabilities to the siblings of a disabled child

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Well, my wife and I battled about the way that we would talk to our youngest daughter about our older daughter's disability. And not only how but when and actually our youngest daughter approached us when she was – I think it was two and a half or three years old – And so that presented us with the problem and the solution at the same time. We needed to make it simple for her and though I don't say what I said to her to adults it worked for a 2.5-year-old. And we told her that her older sister's brain was broken.

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Nick Kokotakis is a native New Yorker living in Los Angeles. He has two daughters age 9 ½ and 21, one of whom is disabled. An actor and photographer, Nick also enjoys hockey and kickboxing – but he swears he’s not a violent person! 

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