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Family communication and mobile technology

When we're talking to parents about how to best communicate to their kids, we here at the CanTeen Connect team often talk about one main topic of frustration - mobiles! And importantly, encouraging young people to look up from their screens for long to...

Supporting Each Other

Share your tips and resources with other CanTeen Connect parents.

To financially or emotionally be stable

So I am in a dilemma! My husband is terminal and hasn’t worked for 4 years now. 12 mths ago I took a redundancy as we were told he has 12 to 24 mths. Paid as much as we could off the mortgage (still have one!). In Aug I went...

Mother's Day 2019

At CanTeen we know that days like Mother’s Day can be really bittersweet. We are holding you in our thoughts as this day approaches. No matter how cancer has touched your family, we’d like to invite you to share a brief reflection on the meaning of to –...

NDIS

Has anyone with a partner with cancer had any luck getting NDIS? My husband was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2014 now in remission and kidney failure in 2016 now on dialysis. He has multiple functional disabilities caused from his medical conditions....

You cant remember!

It's amazing how many times i have gone to a Dr's appointment with my husband and the Dr asks a question, he cant remember (chemo brain) and as my brain is in overload, i don't either, so i look through the phone and can answer everything....because i in...

Cooking for kids during and after cancer treatment

I found this really great article about cooking for kids who are currently undergoing or have gone through cancer treatment and thought I would share.

"Cooking for kids undergoing cancer treatment poses its own unique set of challenges. These kids will...

Family Dynamics & Cancer

Here is a great podcast about how cancer can affect family dynamics.

"We often don’t think about the impact that a diagnosis has on a family but it’s actually crucial in those early days for families to begin to look at how they can change the way they...

My story and how CanTeen has helped

Hi, I’m a mother of two boys, 15 and 13 and a carer to my husband, their father who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer 3 years ago. A year ago we were told he was terminal with 12 to 24 mths to live....😩

With advice from CanTeen we...

How to Manage My Child’s Grief When My Partner Dies From Cancer

It's hard to think about how to support your child when your world has turned upside down. It’s natural to feel like you don’t have any emotional energy left to give. But your child will look to you for how to cope and need your help managing their grief...

Connecting as a family when cancer comes along

Hi all! My name is Cass and I'm the team leader here at CanTeen Connect. I recently wrote a blog which you can read here:

Connecting as a family when cancer comes along

What works for you and your family when you want to take some time to...

How to Deal With Grief in Front of Your Children When Your Partner Died From Cancer

Even though you may have known your partner was going to die, nothing can prepare you for the grief you feel when it happens. It can feel overwhelming at times. On top of that, you may be trying to hide your grief from your children or worried about how...

Dumb arse things people say

Upfront I'd like to acknowledge that I'm sure people just want to connect and I'm positive that the majority of people are coming from a place of love and support, and they don't want to hurt with the things they say. Nonetheless I've been hit with some...

We forgot about us

When we are in the thick of being a parent and carer of someone with cancer, we forget about "ME"!

We run in over drive, just trying to get through to day! I pushed through this burning the candle at both ends and eventually it got the better of...

CanTeen Connect User Questions and Feedback

Hi all, I’m Paul and I lead the design and technical development of CanTeen’s new Parent Platform. Firstly, thank you very much for signing up and test driving the new website, it is invaluable to have the very users for whom we built the site using and...

People not understanding

I've touched on this before, my daughter and I are living away from home as she gets leukaemia treatment in Townsville. Both her and I talk to social workers a lot but I feel that they don't really understand how a 20 year old feels especially when she...

How School Can Help Your Child When They Have Cancer

It’s important to let your child’s school know about their cancer diagnosis and treatment. School staff can support your child (and any siblings at the same school), and make special arrangements with their assessments at this challenging time. Once the...

Navigating the Health Care System When Your Child Has Cancer

Your child’s cancer diagnosis may be the start of a long, and often complicated, journey through the healthcare system. Finding your way can be challenging – particularly when you’re still coming to terms with your child having cancer and if this is your...

Making Memories When Your Partner Has Cancer

If your partner’s cancer is advanced and the future is uncertain, you may want to maximise your time together and with your family. Focusing on making memories can help you make the most of your time together now, and help you and your children cope in...