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.
Recalling my Jewish day school years, I frequently felt shamed by my inability to thoroughly understand the content from the Book Of The Prophets or the study of Talmud. I struggled through Jewish study classes taught mostly in Hebrew. When there was a time constraint, my Hebrew teacher would skip over me because I took [...]
When fighting for my life, I lamented the many lost opportunities to raise my children knowing the value of donations and charity. My focus shifted to building a foundation of family values. I purchased a custom charity box with modern lines and accents of metal curves which brought attention to the personalized message emblazoned in [...]
Vying for my attention became a constant and fierce rivalry between my two children. No matter how hard I tried to equalize my time, it was a fight to make up for the weeks they were denied while I underwent treatment for oral cancer. We would start an art project, and while I was admiring [...]
A story not silenced. She was raised by a single mother in upstate NY. She was a 'good kid' and stood out as a great dancer. By age 12, she knew she was gay and became outspoken about her discovery, causing unmanageable friction in the house. In this day and age, there are still parents who just [...]
I am touched by the sensitivity of this doctor. Here as an article with pearls of wisdom. WELL Sep 13, 2012, 12:01 AM The Widow's Doctor Visit By MIKKAEL A. SEKERES, M.D. I walked into the examination room and saw her sitting there, her arm around her 10-year-old son, her teenage daughter across the room. [...]
Today, I had a basal cell carcinoma removed from my chest in my radiated field just at my clavicle. It's small. It's not a cancer that spreads or threatens life in any way. The day before my scheduled surgery, I was telling my Mom that I need to tell my children. They are both at [...]
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I was deeply touched by Stephen Flatow, a loving father who speaks from his heart about his daughter Alisa, 18 years after her murder in the Hamas suicide bombing known as the Kfar Darom bus attack. She was 19 years old and on her sixth trip to Israel, a country she loved. She assured her [...]