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things I have learned as a parent with cancer:
Keeping the lines of
communication open, in a way that is appropriate for the age and
personality of your child, is extremely important
Kids are extremely
it comes to talking to kids about cancer, I do not believe that there is a ‘one
size fits all’ approach. I think each of us needs to figure out what will best
meet the needs of each individual child (and my own approach with each of my
two children has of necessity been quite different).
do know some mothers go to great lengths to protect their children from the
knowledge that they have cancer. This is not an approach that could ever work
for me, as I am convinced that children notice much more than we think they do
and that the fears which remain unaddressed are the hardest to
once spoke to a woman who had worn a wig at all times during treatment so as
not to frighten her children. And she never talked ...
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