Talking about Grief and Loss with Children

Talking about Grief and Loss with Children

On Friday, September 18, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at 87 of metastatic pancreatic cancer. In her rich life as a legal activist for gender and women’s rights, she dealt with multiple cancer diagnoses and treatments as well as other difficult...
What can we do as a family? Heal.

What can we do as a family? Heal.

Healing during and after cancer treatment takes time, sometimes more time than we hoped or expected. Sometimes we are healing from the loss of the life before cancer. Sometimes we are healing from the loss of our loved one to the disease. The National Cancer Institute...
What can we do as a family? Feel.

What can we do as a family? Feel.

We have a range of emotions during cancer. Sometimes it is hard to identify what we are feeling. Sometimes we feel more than one emotion. Talking about emotions helps. Working through our feelings creatively helps too. Here are some Well Beings Studio resources for...
What can we do as a family? Read.

What can we do as a family? Read.

Reading is a powerful tool for family togetherness and memory making during cancer. We can learn coping strategies, ask questions and talk about emotions through stories. Sharing stories about families impacted by cancer will help children and teens see themselves and...