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A Cancer Diagnosis Changes Everything.
Help kids understand treatment, changing schedules, and plan do-able bonding activities with our cancer treatment calendar.
Kids with Cancer Set
When your child has cancer, you're entered into a world of medical terminology, doctor's appointments, and fear that you never imagined having to face. You rely on your phone's calendar to keep track of the many "must-dos" of your life, but your kid can't reference your phone like you can, and has trouble keeping track of what's happening, and when.
You can make a horrible time a bit easier on them with our Kids' Cancer set, which helps your kids visually understand when they'll be home, and when they'll have treatment. You can also give them something to look forward to with the set of light activity steel buttons, which are fun activities that are easy enough to do from bed.
11" wide by 5.5" tall
Includes 45 total steel buttons: 5 chemo, 5 radiation, 7 hospital, 7 home, 2 doctor, 2 medicine, 1 scan day, 1 blood draw, and 15 light activities.
Each day fits up to four steel buttons.
Magnetic surfaces like refrigerators
Non-magnetic surfaces, like a wall, using the included Command® strips and unique click-in-to-place magnets.
ABOUT THE BOOK: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE I LOVE HAS CANCER
What Happens When Someone I Love Has Cancer is a book written with purpose of relieving the anxiety and confusion that comes from a parent, sibling, or other loved one's cancer diagnosis and treatment.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I love your books! You use the same wording so many child life specialists use to explain cancer. Thank you for writing these books!" — Amy F., CCLS.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This was an excellent book to help us explain a family member's cancer diagnosis to our 4 year old. It explains it in an accurate but not-so-scary and age appropriate way." — April, an Amazon customer.
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 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."
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 Mia and Stuart
Join Mia and her stuffed giraffe Stuart as they explain the science of cancer and how a child’s diagnosis and treatment affects their day-to-day life. What Happens When a Kid 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 kid’s life.
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.
$5 flat-rate 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 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 1.25" steel buttons are strong, sturdy, and will only work with our unique chart or other magnetic product. Why?These are NOT magnets, which aren't safe for kids.