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Talking to Your Kids about Cancer

by Fred Wilkinson, LICSW

Cancer. Can there be a more terrifying word to hear? Talking to children about a diagnosis and treatment can be a struggle for many adults, who are often still trying to find the right words for themselves. There are many factors to take into account when talking with children. Among these are the age of the child, the child’s developmental level, and the child’s prior experience with cancer.

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Handling the Holidays When a Loved One Has Cancer

by Dave Balch

Don’t you just love the holidays? Shopping, getting together with family that you only see once a year, with all the great family fights that you’ll talk about for years, shopping, decorating the house, shopping, wrapping gifts, shopping, and baking lots of cookies and cakes. Not to mention the shopping … Yikes! The holidays are stressful enough, even when you’re feeling fine. My wife has cancer, and I can’t handle it. Let’s just skip it this year.

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