Kids Can Cope - For Parents
Non-fiction (title and author)
How To Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness
In Sickness and In Health: How to Cope When Your Loved One Is Ill
Earl A. Grollman
When A Parent Has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for Your Children
Wendy Schlessel Harpham, MD
When Someone Has A Very Serious Illness: Children Can Learn to Cope With Loss and Change (workbook)
Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grown-ups
Loss: How Children and Teenagers Can Cope With Death and Other Kinds of Loss
Patricia Papenbrock and Robert Voss
Fiction (title, author, storyline)
- Our Family Has Cancer Too
Tim and his younger brother Brooks describe their experiences in a humorous way as their mom goes through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
- Sammy's Mommy Has Cancer
A warm and helpful book with activity suggestions for kids ages 3-8.
- Mothers Can't Get Sick
Helps kids understand the family tension that develops when a parent is seriously ill. (ages 3-9)
- My Mommy Has Cancer
Parkinson, Carolyn Stearns
A simple story that provides basic cancer education for children ages 4-7.
- Coping When a Parent Has Cancer
Strauss, Linda Leopold
A book for teenagers that addresses their unique emotional and practical concerns.
- Upside-Down Cake
A 9 year-old boy experiences grief, anger and finally acceptance as he copes with his father's terminal cancer and death.
- You Hold Me and I'll Hold You
Attending a memorial service for her great-aunt is hard, but a young girl and her father make things better by holding on to each other.
The circle of life and death is celebrated in Sophie's story about her grandfather.