Monday, February 6, 2012

Creative ways to help children talk about cancer in the family

BY: Kathleen McCue READ MORE BY kathleen-mccue

Parachutes is a group offered at The Gathering  Place for children who a family member currently living with cancer.  This group meets twice per month, and each meeting is divided by age.  Children who attend this group are often dealing with very difficult situations in their lives, and sometimes bring a sense of sadness, helplessness …

Monday, December 19, 2011

Cancer in the Family during the Holiday Time: What Children Need

BY: Kris Austin READ MORE BY kris-austin

In most families, no matter what faith or religion a person practices, the holiday time is one of excitement, tradition, and family togetherness. When a family must also face cancer during this time, the hectic but expected routine of the holidays may well be challenged or changed. In the wonderful little book, Moms Don’t Get Sick, 10-year-old …