two brothers holding hands walking down hallway
Of all the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that run through a parent’s head once they hear the diagnosis that their child has cancer, this one always plagues us: “What do I tell my child(ren)?” Fearful that telling our children might upset them more or make it worse for our kids, we withhold telling them. Truth be told, even at a young age, children can pick up on emotions and the feeling that something is wrong. If not told the truth, they might think things are much worse than they really are and not know how to express their own emotions causing fear, worry, and anxiety in the child.
My husband and I believe that it is very important to nurture