2014 Benjamin Franklin Award, Silver, Parenting and Family Issues
2013 All-Media Contest, Bronze, Book
2014 National Indie Excellent Award
2013 USA Best Book Award, Health - Cancer
A parent's cancer diagnosis can be extremely stressful for children, whether they're toddlers or teenagers, and this helpful, calming guide teaches parents how to talk to children and help allay their fears. With expert advice on the latest psychosocial approaches to helping children cope, this guide helps parents teach children about the diagosis, treatment, potential recurrences of the illness, and terminal illness. It offers a chapter on understanding psychosocial support services and how to use them. An illustrated activity section is also included and helps even the youngest children record their thoughts and feelings so they can learn how to navigate through this emotional time.