Looking for resources that anyone has used to help children understand about cancer when a parent has it. Thanks
These are for parents:
"How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness: supportive, practical advice from a leading child life speacialist" by Kathleen McCue
"A Tiny Boat at Sea: How to help children who have a parent diagnosed with Cancer" by Izetta Smith
And then for kids:
"The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn
"When Someone Has a Very Serious Illness" by Marge Heegaard
A couple suggestions:
For teens – When your parent has cancer from the NCI
For children ages 2-6 – this book is customizable based on parent/grandparent and type of treatment they are getting - http://www.someoneiloveissick.com/
The American Cancer Society also has a booklet called "It helps to have friends," plus information online.
Regina Carlisle, BSN, RN, OCN
Senior Cancer Information Nurse
Office of Patient and Public Education
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