Dad's role in helping kids understand?

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Question from DianeNY: We have talked a lot about Mom and the kids. How about Dad? What role does Dad have in helping the children understand?
Answers - Joan Hermann Fathers will obviously be taking over some responsibilities that are typically the moms', and they need an outlet for how this experience is affecting them. Dads don't need to be a tower of strength. Mothers and fathers should try to talk to their kids together about what's going on.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Kids and Mom's Breast Cancer featured Joan Hermann, L.S.W. and moderator Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about talking to your kids about breast cancer.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in August 2000.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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