How to respond to a child acting out when a family member has cancer. Help a child understand their emotions and gain control over behavior.
Why tell children about a cancer diagnosis? To avoid secrecy, teach values and minimize fear.
Explaining cancer to kids is a challenging and important conversation. While unfamiliar and upsetting emotions are a normal response to learning someone you love has cancer, these emotions can be deeply inhibiting and set children on edge throughout the day. Finding mechanisms to cope is key in helping children overcome their fear and not be [...]
Story coaching came knocking at my door. After telling my story on a main stage, a sales manager said, "If my team could tell a story the way you do, we would be hitting our goals everyday!" I opened the door by offering to work with the team. Three weeks later, the manager told me [...]
A 4-star (out of 4) book review of M.C. Plays Hide & Seek by a young diagnosed with cancer: "Did you tell your child when you were diagnosed with cancer? My son was 1.5 years old when I was diagnosed, so we chose to not tell him because we thought he wouldn’t understand. Once I [...]
I'm so excited about the first 5-star review by Readers Favorite for M.C. Plays Hide & Seek. The review is extensive and rated by the following categories: Appearance, Plot, Development, Formatting, Marketability, Overall Opinion. "M.C. Plays Hide and Seek: An Empowering Story for Healthy Children Who Care About a Person Living with Cancer, written by [...]
How will you make this Thanksgiving meaningful? Need some new ideas to infuse quality into your time together as a family? After recovering from cancer and getting a second chance at life, I had regrets. I was so busy running children around, I didn’t take time to teach life values in a meaningful way. So, [...]
The Press Release is out! M.C. Plays Hide & Seek is in pre-sales on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million. Minimize fear in children and promote dialogue around the topic of cancer. “Don’t hide a cancer diagnosis from young ones,” Grayzel said. “Children of all ages are intuitive. The scary part is the unknown. This [...]
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Motivational Storyteller Eva Grayzel shares a personal story about patient care before major surgery and feeling stripped of her dignity