how to talk to kids about cancer as seen on fox 5 news

Todays’s Ask the Moms segment on Fox 5 was cut a little short due to some breaking news, but we had time to tackle one tough parenting question on how a parent can talking to your kids after one of the parents is diagnosed with cancer. This subject is close to my heart since one of my best friends battled cancer a few years back, while in her 30’s and with two young children.

In the video below, the psychologist on our panel, Dr. Rachel Goldenhar (who is amazing, by the way, if you are in the market for some therapy), has great advice for parents who are dealing with this tough situation.

In the video below, I mention a support group specifically for kids who have a parent with cancer. It’s called East County CLIMB and was started by another friend of mine, Honor Beyer, who battled colon cancer in her 30’s and won! Here is an article with more information about that support group in case you find yourself in this situation and you live in San Diego County.


And remember, if you have any questions you’d like our panel to tackle, you can submit them to me at mary {at} mamamarysshow {dot} com.


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