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Talking to Kids About Cancer

On 10 Years Of Surviving Cancer As A Family

Jim Higley | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Jim Higley

I asked God for a year. OK, truthfully, I begged for 10. Because I wanted to be your father for as long as possible, until each of you became adults. It was a begging rooted in my personal desire to see each of you grow up. Mature. And step into life. That's why today is rather special.

The Lesson I Didn't Think My Son Had Understood

Tony Posnanski | Posted 03.05.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

I told my son that his friend's mom was not wearing a silly hat. She was wearing a brave hat. I told him that people who live life to the fullest and try to be happy when things can be sad wear one.

The Experience I Didn't Want To Hide From My Daughter

Shana Sutton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Shana Sutton

They say the key to raising a strong, resilient child is to share your experiences with them -- good, bad, and ugly -- and by doing so, show them how you can make it through. I'm glad I shared this with my daughter and didn't try to hide it.

At the Top of My Lungs: Explaining Cancer to a 5-Year-Old

Jennifer Glass | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Glass

I was particularly impressed and touched by the way my 5-year-old stepdaughter, Eloise, reacted to learning about my cancer.

'The Talk': Telling Your Kids About Cancer

Robyn Stoller | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
Robyn Stoller

How do you really tell your children that one of the most important people in their lives has cancer?

Practical Suggestions for Talking With Children About Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Having to tell children about a breast cancer diagnosis is rotten. However, based on my professional experience as a nurse and my personal experience as a patient, I know that including children in the process is the most important thing that adults can do for them.

How I Told My Daughters That Their Mother Was Dying

Creekmore World | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents

This blog post originally appeared on It's A Creekmore World. Trisha Creekmore passed away on October 18th, 2012. Her memorial service was last night....

How To Talk With Children About A Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Including children (of all ages!) in the disease process and treatments, though emotionally burdensome and painful, will ultimately be the greatest gift parents can give their children.

How Do I Tell My Son That I Have Cancer?

Michael Solomon | Posted 11.26.2012 | Parents
Michael Solomon

I'm often stunned at the way people talk to children. I'm all in favor of honesty, but I recognize that children receive and process messages differently from adults.

How I Learned To Speak Cancer To My Kids

Susan Conley | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
Susan Conley

Something told me that until I found a way to talk to my kids about cancer, the disease might divide us.