Resources

The CanTeen Parent Resource Library provides information and advice to parents when cancer impacts their family.

Memories and Rituals

Talking about death and dying is a sensitive subject. The following advice is based on my clinical experience as well as research findings. However, every family is unique, and as a parent, you know your family best. Be sure to follow your own wisdom and...

How to Talk with Your Child when their Sibling Died of Cancer

Talking about death and dying is a sensitive subject. The following advice is based on my clinical experience as well as research findings. However, every child is unique and as a parent, you know your child and family best. Be sure to follow your own...

Dealing with Grief

Dealing with grief doesn’t mean trying to ignore or ‘get over’ your loss. It means finding ways to live with the loss and take care of yourself and your family while you grieve.  There is no such thing as a ‘normal’ way to grieve. Some people cry openly...

Coping with Daily Life When a Loved One Dies

When someone you love dies your life is changed forever. Understanding those changes, getting used to them and adjusting to them can take a really long time. In the meantime, daily life goes on. Some people find maintaining their usual routine is really...

Changes in Relationships

The death of a partner or child – and for your child their parent or sibling – changes your family structure and relationships. Grief also affects your sense of identity and your roles in your family and society. It’s not uncommon for family and to be...

Taking Care of Yourself

When you’re grieving, it’s completely normal to feel like you don’t want to leave the house or just want to lay on the couch and eat chips. But taking care of yourself will help you get through both the emotional pain and practical challenges of the of a...

Loss, Grief and Bereavement

Grief is the natural reaction to a loss – when someone close to you dies or you experience another loss that is significant to you, like a relationship breakdown or losing a job. ‘Bereavement’ is the experience of having someone important to you die, of...