How To Explain Cancer To A Child: ‘M.C. Plays Hide & Seek’

How do you explain cancer to a child? It’s a topic no one likes to broach, but left unaddressed children can become confused, sad, scared, anxious and frustrated – heart-breaking! M.C. Plays Hide & Seek is a short child-friendly book providing a simple yet realistic portrayal about:

  • What cancer can do and can’t do
  • How different doctors look for cancer
  • What doctors do if they find cancer
  • How children may feel when someone they love has cancer.
  • What children can do to make a difference
  • How families still have fun despite the change in lifestyle
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    The wording is simple, the illustrations are playful and the photos are multicultural, making cancer understandable to all children, even those not directly affected by a cancer diagnosis in the family. It is an easy book for children to read themselves at home, school or in a doctors office. The overall message is one of empowerment for knowledge, compassion and hope.

    Including children in the ‘cancer talk,’ can go a long way to minimize fear, open lines of communication, develop coping skills and foster emotional health. If you are a mom, dad, grandma or grandpa with cancer, don’t ‘hide’ a cancer diagnosis from your children. ‘Seek’ out ‘M.C. Plays Hide & Seek!’

    For my blog subscribers, get a 40% discount from the publisher for 5+ books. Use the code: MCPlays40. Buy one for yourself, and give one to:
    – the young children of a friend recently diagnosed with cancer
    – your doctors office
    – your local cancer center
    – your oncologist

    For all purchases through the publisher through June, I will send you 2 free copies of ‘Mr. C The Globetrotter!

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