- Question from Website Question: What is, in your opinion, one of the best books on telling kids about breast cancer?
- Answers - Rosalind Kleban, L.C.S.W. One I particularly like is, When a Parent Has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for Your Children.
Kathleen McCue's book, How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness is wonderful. I also have a chapter in my book on talking to kids. There are some books for children that talk about a parent's cancer, but Kathleen McCue told me that no one book will be exactly about your family's experience. For younger kids, parents and kids might make their own book, a kind of journal, and your kids can help you write the story.
Editor's note: See Breastcancer.org's pages on Talking to Young Children and Talking to Older Children and Teens for more.
On Wednesday, September 15, 2004, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Family and Loved Ones. Rosalind Kleban, L.C.S.W., author Marc Silver, and moderator Marisa Weiss, M.D. answered your questions about the issues surrounding family members and caregivers living with and caring for women affected by breast cancer.
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