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 […]

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 […]

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 […]