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Parent's Cancer Treatment Set - Help for Kids

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As a parent, being diagnosed with cancer is terrifying on two fronts - you have to face your own mortality, and you're afraid for your children. With the parent's cancer treatment set, we hope to take a worry off your plate by keeping your kids sane in the midst of big changes to your schedule. We also help with the emotional labor of figuring out what the heck to do with the kids by providing ideas for light activities you can do throughout your treatment.

Details

  • Fully magnetic
  • Dry erase
  • 14" wide by 4.75" tall
  • Includes 45 steel buttons: 3 doctor, 7 "good" days, 7 "tired" days, 1 chemo, 7 hospital, 5 radiation, and 10 light activities magnets (read together, music, craft time, draw together, watch a movie, puzzle or board games, do nails, create kindness rocks, take a walk, screen time.
  • Includes 2 dry-erase stickers for naming who's doing school drop-off and pick-up.
  • Each day fits up to 8 steel buttons.
  • Hangs anywhere:
    • Magnetic surfaces like refrigerators
    • Non-magnetic surfaces, like a wall, using the included Command® strips and unique click-in-to-place magnets.
  • Includes a printable psychologist-approved guide for talking to kids about cancer + using the charts.

Free U.S. shipping         •         Made in the USA         •         Free how-to guide included

How it Works

Kids develop confidence and high self esteem when they have a predictable, safe home base. Busy lives can be confusing to kids, and a personalized calendar helps them feel secure by showing them what to expect day-to-day. Visually display your child's entire life using steel buttons representative of school, common activities, custody schedules, appointments, and more. Use the calendar to show your child where they'll be and when. 

About the book

When Sara Olsher was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 34, her first thought was how to tell her six-year-old daughter without scaring her. As it turned out, explaining cancer was only the beginning. Treatment is long and causes a lot of ongoing changes in the family—all of which can be confusing, scary, and isolating for kids.

Join Stinkerpants and her stuffed giraffe Stuart as they explain the science of cancer and how a loved one's diagnosis and treatment affects a kid's day-to-day life. What Happens When Someone I Love Has Cancer? uses bright and fun illustrations to show how cells can turn into cancer, and helps reduce confusion about how cancer treatment affects a person and the kids in their lives.

Aimed at families with kids ages 4 to 10, this method of teaching is based on decades of solid science about how kids learn and cope with the major day-to-day changes that result from issues like cancer. What Happens When Someone I Love Has Cancer? is the perfect book for families that want to explain what cancer actually is and how it affects a kid's life, and applies to mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, and many types of cancer, including breast cancer, colon cancer, blood cancers such as leukemia, and bone cancers.

By creating a routine that kids can see and understand, parents can restore a sense of safety and predictability in their kids' lives, helping them to be more resilient in the face of life's inevitable challenges. What Happens When Someone I Love Has Cancer? helps families that want to reduce their kids' anxiety surrounding a scary diagnosis. It aims to empower kids with knowledge, which is proven to help kids through traumatic situations.

Meet Stinkerpants and Stuart
With her messy pigtails and silly name, Stinkerpants brings a bit of fun to books about hard topics. Explaining life's toughest stuff to her toy giraffe Stuart, Stinkerpants is the star of the What About Me? book series, where she's able to help kids feel safe by explaining exactly what they can expect when faced with big changes.

About our charts

Mighty + Bright's charts are fully magnetic, sturdy, and can be used on magnetic surfaces (like a fridge) or non-magnetic surfaces, like a wall, using our included wall-mount magnets. The charts are designed to be removed for weekly planning together, then returned to their place.

 
Invest in multiple weeks to create a rotating, always-up-to-date command center. Thick + sturdy, our charts will last for years. They'll also grow with your kids, thanks to our additional magnet sets. Using our included wall set, you can hang your chart anywhere in your house, and never worry about damaging your walls.

We include our special click-into-place wall magnets with every chart, so you have the flexibility to install your calendar wherever works best.

Need to remove them? We partnered with Command™ to use their adhesive strips, which hold strongly on paint, wood, tile and more. They also come off cleanly - no holes, marks, sticky residue or stains.

If you need to move your chart, you can purchase large Command refills at many retailers, including Target and Amazon.

Not everyone has a magnetic fridge, and some charts are better suited for other locations, like:

  • near a child's bedroom
  • in the bathroom for morning and evening routines
  • on a kitchen wall
  • near backpacks in a mud room
  • on the back of a door

About our steel buttons

Mighty + Bright's steel buttons are strong, sturdy, and come in two sizes. Note: these are NOT magnetic and will only work with our unique chart or other magnetic product.

 

LITTLE KID SIZE - AGES 4 & UNDER

BIG KID SIZE - AGES 5 & UP

  • 1.5 inches, or two pennies in diameter
  • 2 - 3 steel buttons fit on each day in the Calendar
  • 9 steel buttons fit each line on the Routine Chart
  • 1 inch, or one quarter coin in diameter
  • 8 steel buttons fit on each day in the Calendar
  • 14 steel buttons fit each line on the Routine Chart

 

Customer Reviews

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M
M.R.

Parent's Cancer Treatment Set - Help for Kids

S
S.R.

Great product, even better customer service!

K
K.V.

Birthday Cupcake

D
D.F.

Summer Camp

r
r.n.
Great product

Wonderful tool for toddler

J
J.
Great, kid-friendly calendar!

This is a great kid-friendly calendar. It’s hard to find something like this!

R
R.G.

Candy or Treat

B
B.F.

Activities (Set of 5)

G
G.g.
So amazing!

So fun!!!

J
J.M.

My boys love these magnets

Thank you Jeff, glad your boys are loving these!

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