Grief and Loss in the Classroom: Holding SPACE for Students Coping with Cancer in their Lives.

Posted September 27th, 2019

When I was 12 years old, my dog Shadow died. I’d known him my whole life. I was devastated. This was the first loss I experienced. I went to school the next day-tearful, moody, sad, angry-in shock and disbelief.  I was a mess. I remember opening the lid of my desk and hiding my tears. […]

Cancer in the Classroom: Talking with Your Child’s School

Posted September 24th, 2019

It is essential for parents to communicate with their child’s school if they are coping with a cancer diagnosis in the family. Kids spend a lot of time in the classroom with their teachers and classmates. It is an important experience for them. If they are struggling with emotions, thoughts and feelings about cancer, it […]

The “Outsiders”–How to Support Siblings of Children Who Have Cancer

Posted September 19th, 2019

It is undeniable that having a child with cancer is one of the hardest experiences parents endure. Families are miraculous systems, shifting, bending, and working themselves into the most incredible yoga poses to adjust to these situations. As a part of this yoga dance, siblings find themselves outside of their regular routine, and often on […]

Coping with Cancer in the Classroom: 504 Accommodations and Individualized Education Plans (IEP)

Posted September 17th, 2019

Children who are in school while having cancer treatment or who are returning to school after cancer treatment may have special needs in the classroom that impact their ability to learn. Their treatment may impact things like: The ability to see or hear. The ability to walk. Coordination. The ability to learn, pay attention or […]

Managing Student Loans and Cancer

Posted September 12th, 2019

Student loans are the bane of many individuals’ existence. We need an education to land a good job, to make a decent salary and support ourselves. But, in obtaining that education, we rack up so much debt we will spend the first 20 years after school paying off large payments. This affects our ability to […]

Back To School Health Tips

Posted September 6th, 2019

Back to school time can be busy and stressful. Buying supplies and uniforms, settling into a new routine or schedule and back to school meetings can put a lot on your plate. Being affected by cancer can make this time of year even more stressful. It is very important to try to stay healthy during […]

Balancing School and Cancer: A Back to School Blog Series

Posted September 4th, 2019

Returning to school every fall can bring up a lot of feelings—excitement, worry, frustration, nervousness, relief, uncertainty and hope—just to name a few. But, going back to school while coping with cancer diagnosis and treatment within the family can open up another can of worms. Whether it is the student or a member of the […]