How will your child react?
Each child will react in different ways and it’s common for children to act less mature when they are upset.
Your children can’t always tell you in words, but they will clearly show their feelings in how they act.
Activities, such as using puppets or painting, are good ways for young children to express their feelings. Older children might prefer writing or drawing. If your child is showing extreme reactions, talk with your healthcare providers about getting extra help.
No matter how old your child is, young or adult, cancer raises the fear that you will leave them and their family. It’s important to address this fear and let them know about any plans that have been made.