By Christine Clifford
Offering convenience during the wisdom that ''you aren't alone,'' Our family members Has melanoma, Too! is a perfect reward for little ones a while 7-12 whose households were touched to melanoma. A designated ''Questions to Ask'' part invitations childrens to write their questions for fogeys, medical professionals, academics, and others. extra worksheets encourage family to attract and list their emotions for later dialogue. robust ''Stop and Discuss'' feedback in the course of the e-book motivate discussion among mom and dad and youngsters. The publication additionally encompasses a thesaurus of the commonest phrases children may pay attention whilst somebody of their relatives has melanoma.
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50 We learned a lot of new things during Mom's cancer treatment. We made some new friends, and we learned that there are people of all ages with cancer—both adults and kids. It was neat to exchange stories about what was happening with other kids dealing with cancer. Jeff, a kid in my karate class, said his mom had cancer, too. They would sit around the dinner table and ask who had the most hair—his bald dad, his bald grandfather, or his mom, who was having chemotherapy. We learned how we can be a better family with lots of love, support, and understanding.
We made some new friends, and we learned that there are people of all ages with cancer—both adults and kids. It was neat to exchange stories about what was happening with other kids dealing with cancer. Jeff, a kid in my karate class, said his mom had cancer, too. They would sit around the dinner table and ask who had the most hair—his bald dad, his bald grandfather, or his mom, who was having chemotherapy. We learned how we can be a better family with lots of love, support, and understanding. It was a difficult and scary experience, but now my mom says that we did it together—as a family.
Tommys grandfather had prostate cancer five years ago. Allisons Aunt Kathy had lung cancer. Kelseys Dad had cancer, too. Brooks was glad he had shared our news with his friends. Discuss with your children who they can and cannot tell about your family's situation. You may choose to not tell certain people, or you may encourage them to share the news with whomever they wish. This is a good opportunity to talk about privacy issues—it's important to respect family privacy. 34 A few weeks after Mom's operation, she started her chemotherapy.
Our Family Has Cancer, Too! by Christine Clifford