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Non-Magnetic Kit: Book and Calendar Kit to Help Kids Cope with a Parent or Sibling's Cancer Diagnosis

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.

This set also works for siblings who have a brother or sister in treatment. While the family rallies around the child in treatment, siblings are often left wondering what happens next. This book and calendar set will help them understand how their sibling's treatment will affect their own routine.

DETAILS

  • What Happens When Someone I Love Has Cancer is a full-color, 32-page softcover book. More information below.
  • Thick cardstock calendar is fully dry-erase and measures 8.5" x 11"
    • Each day is split into morning & evening
    • Each day fits up to eight reusable stickers
    • Store your unused stickers on the back of the calendar!
  • Reusable sticker sheet includes 50 total cling stickers, including 7 "tired" days, 7 "good" days, 7 hospital, 5 radiation, 2 chemo, 2 doctor, 2 long stickers for filling in school drop-off and pick-up responsibilities, 5 fill-in-the-blanks (which are compatible with sharpie, dry- and wet-erase pens), and 10 light activities to give kids something to look forward to.

ABOUT THE BOOK: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE I LOVE HAS CANCER

What Happens When a Someone I Love Has Cancer is a book written with purpose of relieving the anxiety and confusion that comes from a family member's diagnosis and treatment. It is used by families and hospitals all over the world.

    • ⭐ "This is a great book for kids who are close with someone undergoing cancer treatment. I love the way it explains the disease process and the treatments. Kids are most frightened when they don't understand what is going on or what to expect...I'm a pediatrician and I'd recommend it to my patients' families." — Dr. Amy

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.

Children's book to explain what cancer is

Join Mia 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.

"Most of the time we do the same things in the mornings. We wake up. We eat breakfast. (I like apples. Stuart only eats bugs.) ... when something big changes, what we do each day can change too. Stuart wants to know what happens to our days when someone we love has cancer."

    Pages from "What Happens When a Kid Has Cancer", the best book for kids with cancer by Sara Olsher

    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.

    Kids' book to explain what chemotherapy is

    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 Mia and Stuart

    With her messy pigtails and sunny personality, Mia brings a bit of fun to books about hard topics. Explaining life's toughest stuff to her toy giraffe Stuart, Mia 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 the Author

    Sara Olsher is the founder of Mighty + Bright, which helps families through hard things like divorce, cancer, and other major changes using visual magnetic calendars. Based on decades of research about emotional intelligence and how to talk to kids so they actually learn, Mighty + Bright's calendars have helped hundreds of families through some of the hardest times in their lives.

     

    Please Note:

    Our individually printed buttons have been discontinued and are exempted from our return policy as of 8/22/2021. They will no longer be sold as of 9/30/2021. Thank you!

    About our steel buttons

    Mighty + Bright's 1.25" (30mm) steel buttons are NOT magnets.They are strong, sturdy, and will only work with our unique chart or other magnetic product. 

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